An audit of weapons provided to the Iraqi Security Forces by the U.S. Defense Department has raised concerns about whether the weapons ever arrived at their intended destination. And, that has prompted west-central Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, the ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, to request the Committee hold a hearing specifically on the accountability of those weapons. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction found that a total of $133-Million was used to purchase more than 370,000 weapons that have seemingly disappeared. Skelton says in addition to a huge cost to American taxpayers, he is concerned that some of those missing weapons might turn up in the hands of those who are using the guns and ammunition against U.S. forces in Iraq.
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