The Congressional Research Service in October of 2008 provided a report for congress on the expenditures on the War on Terror:
- “Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) covering Afghanistan and other Global War on Terror (GWOT) operations ranging from the Philippines to Djibouti that began immediately after the 9/11 attacks and continues”
- Enhanced Security is for “Operation Noble Eagle (ONE) providing enhanced security for U.S. military bases and other homeland security that was launched in response to the attacks and continues at a modest level”
- Iraq is for “Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) that began in the fall of 2002 with the buildup of troops for the March 2003 invasion of Iraq and continues with counter-insurgency and stability operations”
- FY01 is 2001, FY02 is 2002, etc.
Click on the chart below to see an enlarged, clearer chart.
To read the entire report, click on The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11.