Troop Levels in the Afghan and Iraq Wars, FY2001-FY2012: Cost and Other Potential Issues

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In February and March 2009, the Obama Administration announced its overall plans to increase troop levels in Afghanistan and decrease troop levels in Iraq for 2009 through 2011. Using several Department of Defense (DOD) data reports, this report describes, analyzes, and estimates deployed troop strength from the 9/11 attacks to FY2012 to provide Congress with a tool to assess current and future DOD war funding requests; implications for the U.S. military presence in the region; and deployment burdens on individual service members and each of the services.

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Belasco, Amy July 2, 2009.

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In February and March 2009, the Obama Administration announced its overall plans to increase troop levels in Afghanistan and decrease troop levels in Iraq for 2009 through 2011. Using several Department of Defense (DOD) data reports, this report describes, analyzes, and estimates deployed troop strength from the 9/11 attacks to FY2012 to provide Congress with a tool to assess current and future DOD war funding requests; implications for the U.S. military presence in the region; and deployment burdens on individual service members and each of the services.

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67 pages.

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  • July 2, 2009

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  • 2001 - 2012

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Belasco, Amy. Troop Levels in the Afghan and Iraq Wars, FY2001-FY2012: Cost and Other Potential Issues, report, July 2, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26175/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.