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Selected CRS Reports

The global war on terror has cost the U.S. $437 billion since September 11, the Congressional Research Service estimated last month, including $319 billion for the war in Iraq. (The Pentagon claims the latter figure should be $210 billion.)

The CRS cost estimate has been widely reported, but the underlying report has not been widely available to the public. Now it is:

“The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11″ (pdf), updated June 14, 2006.

Some other notable CRS reports obtained by Secrecy News include the following.

“Military Operations: Precedents for Funding Contingency Operations in Regular or in Supplemental Appropriations Bills” (pdf), June 13, 2006.

“Defense Procurement: Full Funding Policy — Background, Issues, and Options for Congress” (pdf), updated June 20, 2006.

“U.S. Democracy Promotion Policy in the Middle East: The Islamist Dilemma” (pdf), June 15, 2006.

“Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment”
(pdf), updated June 2, 2006.

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