GAO: DOD waived $16 billion in costs for foreign allies buying U.S. weapons over past six years

By Justin Doubleday / January 31, 2018 at 4:47 PM
The Defense Department approved waivers totaling nearly $16 billion in nonrecurring costs that would have been charged to foreign countries buying U.S. weapons over the past six years, according to the Government Accountability Office. Between fiscal year 2012 and FY-17, DOD approved 810 of the 813 cost waiver requests for equipment sold through foreign military sales, according to a GAO report issued today . The waivers were valued at nearly $16 billion, although GAO was not able to determine the...

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