Pentagon loses track of $500 mln in military aid given to Yemen

logo_-_the_pentagon( The Pentagon has lost track of more than $500 million in military aid given to Yemen, amid fears that it is at risk of falling into the hands of Iranian-backed militias or al-Qaeda.

Aircraft, weapons, and other equipment donated to Yemen prior to the collapse of its government to al-Houthi rebels has now been out of reach, U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday.

“We have to assume it’s compromised and gone,” an official said.

“The administration really wanted to stick with this narrative that Yemen was different from Iraq. They were trying to do with a minimalist approach,” another official told The Washington Post.


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