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$1.7 Billion in Cash to Iran: Were the Serial Numbers Recorded?

It is standard procedure in delivering cash from U.S. government accounts to first record the serial numbers. Therefore, the USG will have evidence if those bills end up in terrorist hands. It is a certainty that the Treasury Dept. recommended recording the serial numbers. The question for the president is: Did he forbid that standard action? 

Bing WestMr. West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine, is a military historian. He has written ten books about our wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the latest of which is The Last Platoon: A Novel of the Afghanistan War.

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