Accession Number:

ADA314070

Title:

Bosnia: Costs are Exceeding DoD's Estimate.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DOD had deployed about 22,000 troops to Bosnia and surrounding countries as of July 1996 to assist in implementing the Dayton Peace Accords. U.S. forces are part of a multilateral coalition under North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO command called the Implementation Force IFOR. DOD is currently estimating that the incremental cost of its participation in IFOR will be about 3 billion. We reported in March 1996 that DODS cost for the Bosnia operation was uncertain at that time, but could very well exceed its earlier estimate of 2.5 billion. Based on your continued interest in this matter, we are providing updated information about DODS costs to help you assess DODS requests for funding. We recently briefed your staff on these issues. We plan to continue reviewing DODS costs and will provide further reports.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE