Accession Number:

ADA592930

Title:

Issues in Estimating the Cost of Operations in Iraq and the War on Terrorism

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-07-18

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Mr. Chairman, Congressman Kucinich, and Members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the invitation to appear before you today to discuss the accuracy and reliability of cost estimates for operations in Iraq and the war on terrorism. My statement is based on the Congressional Budget Office s CBO s analyses of and research on this issue over the past few years. CBO has been asked, on a number of occasions, to determine how much has been spent and how much might be spent in the future for those activities. Most recently, CBO estimated the future costs of military operations in Iraq under two different scenarios at the request of Congressman Spratt, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Budget. This testimony will briefly discuss appropriations and obligations to date for operations in Iraq and the war on terrorism. It will also offer an overview of budgeting and reporting issues.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Geography
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE