Accession Number:

ADA528273

Title:

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Descriptive Note:

Congressional research rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-09-02

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

With the July 27, 2010 enactment of the FY2010 Supplemental Appropriations Act H.R. 4899P.L. 111-201 Congress has approved a total of 1.121 trillion for military operations, base security, reconstruction, foreign aid, embassy costs, and veterans health care for the three operations initiated since the 911 attacks Operation Enduring Freedom OEF Afghanistan and other counter terror operations Operation Noble Eagle ONE, providing enhanced security at military bases and Operation Iraqi Freedom OIF. Of this 1.121 trillion total, CRS estimates that Iraq will receive about 751 billion 67, OEF 336 billion 30 and enhanced base security about 29 billion 3, with about 5 billion that CRS cannot allocate 12. About 94 of the funds are for DOD, 5 for foreign aid programs and embassy operations, and 1 for medical care for veterans. Comparing June of 2009 with June of 2010, average monthly DOD spending for Iraq fell by 25 from 7.2 billion to 5.4 billion while troop strength dropped by 46. For Afghanistan, average DOD spending grew from 3.5 billion to 5.7 billion, a 63 change while troop strength grew by 70. Troop levels are expected to fall to 50,000 with the withdrawal in Iraq and to rise to 98,000 with the additional deployments to Afghanistan by September 2010.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE