Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11 [April 24, 2006]   [open pdf - 227KB]

"CRS estimates that Congress has appropriated a total of about $368 billion for military operations, base security, reconstruction, foreign aid, embassy costs, and veterans' health care for the three operations initiated since the 9/11 attacks: Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) covering Afghanistan and other Global War on Terror (GWOT) operations, Operation Noble Eagle (ONE) providing enhanced security at military bases, and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Iraq. This total includes the $50 billion for war costs included in DOD's regular FY2006 appropriations - but not the pending FY2006 War Supplemental or the $50 billion 'placeholder' figure included in the FY2007 budget. DOD has not provided Congress with the costs of these three operations. Of the $368 billion appropriated so far, CRS estimates that Iraq will receive about $261 billion (71%), OEF $77 billion (21%), and enhanced base security about $26 (7%) billion, with about $4 billion that cannot be allocated based on available information. About 90% of these funds are for DOD and about 9% for foreign aid programs and embassy operations, and less than 1% for medical care for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. If Congress approves the additional $71 billion requested in the FY2006 Supplemental (H.R. 4939) for Iraq and OEF - $67.9 billion for DOD and $3.4 billion for aid and embassy costs - total war-related funding would rise to about $439 billion. CRS estimates that total includes about $320 billion for OIF, about $89 billion for OEF, and about $26 billion for enhanced security."

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