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Pentagon discusses using 'reserve' $4 billion to support Ukraine

Feb 28, 2024

The U.S. Department of Defense is discussing whether to use about four billion dollars that the department has to provide military assistance to Ukraine but without guarantees of its replacement by Congress.

This was reported by CNN.


The Pentagon's four billion dollars are part of the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) mechanism, which allows for the allocation of weapons from US Army warehouses. But the department does not currently have the funds to order new equipment to replace what it can transfer.

The Pentagon believes that spending these funds in the absence of additional funding for Ukraine - and thus a replenishment plan - could affect the readiness of the US Army.

But with the approval of aid to Ukraine stuck in Congress for several months, the US Defense Department has begun to discuss whether they have a "financial cushion" to be able to

Author - Olena Madiak, 28/02/2024

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