DOD IG's office launches review of U.S. coordination with allies to back Ukraine

By Briana Reilly / June 28, 2022 at 10:36 AM

The Defense Department inspector general is launching an evaluation to gauge the extent to which the Pentagon coordinated with “European partners in support of Ukraine.”

The announcement, dated Monday, notes that work will begin on the audit this month and will focus on DOD’s developing, planning and executing of cross-domain intelligence sharing with its European allies.

The memorandum doesn’t state the time period the IG’s office will be focusing on as part of its review. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, though Russian aggressions -- including offensive cyber attacks targeting organizations inside or allied with Ukraine -- began before that.

The office said it would perform its evaluation at the U.S. European Command headquarters, as well as the EUCOM service component headquarters, EUCOM’s Joint Analysis Center, U.S. Special Operations Command, the Army and Air Force headquarters, the under secretary of defense for intelligence and security, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The notice cautions officials may add extra offices and personnel over the course of its work and could “revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds,” as they field suggestions from management.