The Pentagon on Thursday said that due to an, “accounting error”, they are now able to send an additional $3 billion (with a ‘B') to Ukraine without requiring Congressional approval. This is important because all previous funding coming from the United States was approved by Members of Congress in parliamentary votes, but now the Biden administration is able to continue the flow of funding to Ukraine to the tune of $3 billion.
It's vital that our system of government operate with certain checks and balances, and when the Pentagon is able to deploy billions of dollars in “overlooked” funding without approval from anyone, those checks and balances go right out the window. We need to take a hard look at exactly how the funding was overlooked, because I know you or I wouldn't forget about $3 billion in our lifetimes.
To read more about this curious accounting error, please read this article from The Post Millennial. An excerpt of the article has been copied below:
On Thursday, the Pentagon revealed that a multi-billion dollar accounting error had been discovered in records pertaining to the United States' shipments of weapons to Ukraine.
As a result, that money is still available for the Defense Department to use to send more weapons to the war-torn nation, and since the amount was technically already given the green light by Congress, no additional approval from lawmakers is necessary.
Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh explained that officials allegedly overestimated the value of the weapons already provided to Ukraine by the Defense Department, with the calculations being off by over $3 billion.