The Resource Global War on Terrorism : reported obligations for the Department of Defense

Global War on Terrorism : reported obligations for the Department of Defense

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Global War on Terrorism : reported obligations for the Department of Defense
Title
Global War on Terrorism
Title remainder
reported obligations for the Department of Defense
Title variation
Reported obligations for the Department of Defense
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Language
eng
Summary
Since 2001, Congress has provided the Department of Defense (DOD) with hundreds of billions of dollars in supplemental and annual appropriations for military operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). DOD's reported annual obligations for GWOT have shown a steady increase from about $0.2 billion in fiscal year 2001 to about $139.8 billion in fiscal year 2007. To continue GWOT operations, the President requested $189.3 billion in appropriations for DOD in fiscal year 2008. Through December 2007, Congress has provided DOD with about $86.8 billion of this request, including $16.8 billion for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. As of February 2008, Congress has not taken action on the remaining $102.5 billion. The United States' commitments to GWOT will likely involve the continued investment of significant resources, requiring decision makers to consider difficult trade-offs as the nation faces an increasing long-range fiscal challenge. The magnitude of future costs will depend on several direct and indirect cost variables and, in some cases, decisions that have not yet been made. DOD's future costs will likely be affected by the pace and duration of operations, the types of facilities needed to support troops overseas, redeployment plans, and the amount of equipment to be repaired or replaced. DOD compiles and reports monthly and cumulative incremental obligations incurred to support GWOT in a monthly Supplemental and Cost of War Execution Report. DOD leadership uses this report, along with other information, to advise Congress on the costs of the war and to formulate future GWOT budget requests. DOD reports these obligations by appropriation, contingency operation, and military service or defense agency. The monthly cost reports are typically compiled within the 45 days after the end of the reporting month in which the obligations are incurred. DOD has prepared monthly reports on the obligations incurred for its involvement in GWOT since fiscal year 2001. Section 1221 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 requires GAO to submit quarterly updates to Congress on the costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom based on DOD's monthly Supplemental and Cost of War Execution Reports. This report, which responds to this requirement, contains our analysis of DOD's reported obligations for military operations in support of GWOT through December 2007. Specifically, we assessed (1) DOD's cumulative appropriations and reported obligations for military operations in support of GWOT and (2) DOD's fiscal year 2008 reported obligations through December 2007, the latest data available for GWOT by military service and appropriation account
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GPO
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Pickup, Sharon L
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Finance
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Global War on Terrorism : reported obligations for the Department of Defense
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 17, 2008)
  • Author: Sharon L. Pickup
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-557R."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
Mar. 17, 2008 ed..
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226207106
  • (OCoLC)ocn226207106
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 4/17/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08557r.pdf; current access available via PURL
Label
Global War on Terrorism : reported obligations for the Department of Defense
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 17, 2008)
  • Author: Sharon L. Pickup
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-557R."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Mar. 17, 2008 ed..
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226207106
  • (OCoLC)ocn226207106
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 4/17/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08557r.pdf; current access available via PURL

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