U.S. War Costs Casualties and Personnel Levels Since 9/11

CRS report via FAS – U.S. War Costs Casualties and Personnel Levels Since 9/11, April 18, 2019 “Seventeen years have passed since the U.S. initiated major military operations following the September 11, 2001,terrorist attacks. In the intervening period, operations first classified as Global War on Terror (GWOT) and later Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) have varied in scope. Though primarily focused on locations in Afghanistan and Iraq, they have also included territories throughout Central and Southeastern Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. This In Focus summarizes major expenditures on U.S. war operations, reconstruction assistance, troop levels and casualties, and ongoing issues for Congress.This analysis narrowly defines war/non-war costs as OCO-designated appropriated funds associated with overseas operations as designated in DOD’s official“Cost of War (CoW)” report. Other observers may define war operations or costs more…

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