Global War on Terrorism [GWOT]: Accuracy and Reliability of Cost Estimates, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, July 18, 2006 [open pdf - 51MB]
This is the July 18, 2006 hearing "Global War on Terrorism [GWOT]: Accuracy and Reliability of Cost Estimates" held before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations of the House Committee on Government Reform. From the opening statement of Christopher Shays: "The global war on terrorism [GWOT] touches on all parts of the U.S. Government budget, covering homeland defense and military and diplomatic operations abroad. To combat terrorism, the United States has initiated three military operations: Operation Enduring Freedom, covering Afghanistan and other GWOT operations ranging from the Philippines to Djibouti, that began immediately after the September 11th attacks; Operation Noble Eagle, providing enhanced security for U.S. military bases and other homeland security initiatives; Operation Iraqi Freedom that began in the fall of 2002 with the buildup of troops for the March 2003, invasion of Iraq and continues with counter-insurgency and stability operations. Determining the total amount of funding for the global war on terrorism is challenging because of the various ways in which funds are appropriated and the failure of the Department of Defense [DOD], to have auditable financial statements." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David M. Walker, Amy F. Belasco, Bradford R. Higgins, James R. Kunder, Donald B. Marron, John P. Roth, Dennis J. Kucinich, Christopher Shays, and Henry A. Waxman.
Serial No. 109-232
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