UPDATES: Oversight Committee Presses DOD on U.S. Military Aid and Weapons Falling into Terrorist Hands, Including Hamas
The Oversight Committee says they are concerned by reports Hamas and other terrorist organizations may have obtained American-made weapons.
Committee On Oversight And Accountability: WASHINGTON – There are emerging reports that Hamas and other terrorist organizations may have obtained American-made weapons. If true, this is unfortunately not the first time military resources purchased by American tax dollars have fallen into the wrong hands.
House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) are opening a probe into the Department of Defense’s (DoD) processes and policies to ensure that American military aid and weapons are properly distributed and used abroad.
In a letter to DoD Secretary Lloyd Austin, the lawmakers request a staff briefing after reports surfaced showing U.S.-manufactured weapons are being redistributed and resold in secondary markets to terrorist organizations, including Hamas.