Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan and Enhanced Base Security Since 9/11 [October 3, 2005] [open pdf - 107KB]
"Since the 9/11 attacks, CRS estimates that funds for Iraq and Afghanistan and enhanced security for defense installations total about $361 billion, including $50 billion in 'bridge funds' to cover the first six months of FY2006 that was just received by the Department of Defense (DOD) in H.J.Res. 68 /P.L.109-77, a FY2006 Continuing Resolution. More funding will be needed by DOD to cover the rest of the year. That total includes some $330 billion for the Department of Defense and about $31 billion for foreign aid programs and embassy operations and construction. The $330 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) is primarily for military operations, special pay, supporting deployed personnel, repairing and buying equipment, and additional security. The State Department and USAID have received about $31 billion for reconstruction, embassy operations and construction, and foreign aid programs. About 75% of the total was provided in supplemental appropriations and 25% in regular or omnibus appropriations or through transfers from DOD's peacetime funds that were made to meet higher-than-anticipated expenses."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33110