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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Demands Details of DoD Destruction of American Bases and Equipment in Syria

Oct 17, 2019
Press Release

U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, asking for a full report on yesterday’s reported air strike conducted by two US Air Force F-15 jets on an American munitions storage bunker—including what equipment was destroyed and the cost to the U.S. military for bombing our own base and equipment.

“President Trump’s erratic and reckless withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria has continued to threaten the security of American forces while literally flushing money down the toilet,” said Rep. Pocan. “This most recent action of destroying our own munitions bunker highlights just how poorly thought out this President’s snowballing misactions in Syria impact not only our allies and troops in the Middle East, but also cost American taxpayers billions of dollars. We demand a full report detailing what equipment was destroyed and the cost to the U.S. military for bombing our own base and equipment—before this president continues to sacrifice more lives and taxpayer dollars in this selfish endeavor.”  

The full letter is available to view here.

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