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Estimated Costs of U.S. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and of Other Activities Related to the War on Terrorism, July 2007

Author: Robert A. Sunshine
Published July 31, 2007

This Congressional Budget Office report states that Congress has appropriated $602 billion for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the war on terrorism. Another $2 billion has been put toward war benefits by the Veterans Administration. Appropriations reached $120 billion in 2006 and $170 billion in 2007. The report gives estimates for military operations spending in the 2008-2017 period based on two different scenarios; $440-528 billion for one and $845-931 billion for the other.

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