The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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With enactment of the FY2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act on January 1, 2014 H.R. 3547P.L. 113-73, Congress has approved appropriations for the past 13 years of war that total 1.6 trillion for military operations, base support, weapons maintenance, training of Afghan and Iraq security forces, reconstruction, foreign aid, embassy costs, and veterans health care for the war operations initiated since the 911 attacks. Of this 1.6 trillion total, CRS estimates that the total is distributed as follows 686 billion 43 for Operation Enduring Freedom OEF for Afghanistan and other counterterror operations received 815 billion 51 for Operation Iraqi Freedom OIFOperation New Dawn OND 27 billion 2 for Operation Noble Eagle ONE, providing enhanced security at military bases and 81 billion 5 for war-designated funding not considered directly related to the Afghanistan or Iraq wars. About 92 of the funds are for Department of Defense DOD, 6 for State Department foreign aid programs and diplomatic operations, 1 for Department of Veterans Administration s medical care for veterans. In addition, 5 of the funds across agencies are for programs and activities tangentially-related to war operations. The FY2015 war request for DOD, StateUSAID, and Veterans Administration Medical totals 73.5 billion including 58.1 billion for Afghanistan, 5.0 billion for Iraq, 100 million for enhanced security, and 10.4 billion for other war-designated funding. These totals do not reflect the new FY2015 request submitted in November 2014 to cover expenses for Operations Inherent Resolve OIR that began with airstrikes launched in late August 2014, to aid Syrian insurgents and the Iraq government to counter the takeover of territory by the Islamic State IS.
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