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The Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on April 9, 2021.

The Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on April 9, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department Inspector General’s Office will soon evaluate the Pentagon’s efforts to share intelligence with allies and partners regarding Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, the watchdog agency announced.

“The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which the DOD developed, planned and executed cross-domain intelligence sharing with European partners in support of Ukraine,” the agency said in its announcement issued Monday.

The Pentagon has been consistently sharing pertinent intelligence with Ukraine and other partners throughout the war, which started Feb. 24, senior U.S. defense officials have said.

“We are actively sharing information and intelligence with the Ukrainians that we believe can be helpful to them in their fight every day," a senior U.S. defense official said in March.

The project, which will begin this week, will include evaluations at several locations, such as U.S. European Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, and U.S. Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla., according to the announcement.

It will also include evaluations within the Defense Intelligence Agency and Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security.

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Caitlin Doornbos covers the Pentagon for Stars and Stripes after covering the Navy’s 7th Fleet as Stripes’ Indo-Pacific correspondent at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. Previously, she worked as a crime reporter in Lawrence, Kan., and Orlando, Fla., where she was part of the Orlando Sentinel team that placed as finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. Caitlin has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Kansas and master’s degree in defense and strategic studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.
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