Navy Role in Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) - Background and Issues for Congress [Updated September 11, 2008] [open pdf - 73KB]
"The Navy for several years has carried out a variety of activities related to what the Administration refers to as the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The Navy states that as of February 2008, more than 11,300 Navy sailors (including Individual Augmentees) were ashore supporting ground forces in the U.S. Central Command region (including Iraq and Afghanistan). The Navy's role in the GWOT raises several potential oversight issues for Congress. This report will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22373