Slight Thread drift but along the same lines ... when the Septics pulled out of Vietnam they left a lot of surplus equipment including a lot of empty heavy wooden Bomb Crates (actually made of decent wood). Vietnamese have taken the wood and turned them into furniture(tables, welsh dressers etc) predominatly for the European market. "Er Indoors" decided she liked this Welsh Dresser in a local "craft" store and bought it ... stencilled on the back is a US Army logo. Just hope the b*ggers don't tip up and want their wood back!
Read somewhere its to do with the Treasury, if they leave it there it gets written off, if its brought home/used by MOD it will come out of their budget. A waste but thats how the treasury seems to work, rather let foreigners have it as "Aid" than write it off and let MOD use it.