Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11 [Updated February 22, 2008]   [open pdf - 309KB]

"With enactment of the FY2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2764/P.L. 110-161 on December 26, 2007, Congress has approved a total of about $700 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) Afghanistan and other counter terror operations; Operation Noble Eagle (ONE), providing enhanced security at military bases; and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). […] The Administration requested $195.5 billion for war-related activities for DOD, State/USAID and Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) Medical for FY2008. Thus far, Congress has provided $90.9 billion. […] For FY2009, the Administration has requested about $72.8 billion for war costs including a 'placeholder' DOD war request of $70 billion, $1.5 billion for State Department/USAID foreign and diplomatic operations, and $1.3 billion for VA medical care for OIF and OEF veterans. Details for DOD's request are expected after General David Petraeus makes his recommendations about future troop levels in April. With the pending FY2008 and FY2009 requests, the total for enacted or requested war funding is about $878 billion. […] It is not clear when Congress will take up the pending FY2008 request, including $101.3 billion for DOD war-needs and $3.4 billion for foreign aid and diplomatic operations. […] In February 2008, the Congressional Budget Office projected that additional war costs from FY2009 through FY2018 could range from $440 billion, if troop levels fell to 30,000 by 2010, to $1.0 trillion, if troop levels fell to 75,000 by about 2013. Under these scenarios, CBO projects that funding for Iraq, Afghanistan and the GWOT could reach from about $1.1 trillion to about $1.7 trillion for FY2001- FY2018."

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