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The Costs of War, and More from CRS

As of March 2011, Congress had approved a total of more than $1.2 trillion dollars for costs associated with the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and other post-9/11 “war on terror” operations, the Congressional Research Service said in its most recent update on the subject.¬† See “The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11,” March 29, 2011.

Other new or newly updated CRS reports include the following (all pdf).

“Afghanistan Casualties: Military Forces and Civilians,” April 6, 2011.

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Terrorism Investigations,” April 27, 2011.

“U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress,” March 28, 2011.

“Sensitive Covert Action Notifications: Oversight Options for Congress,” April 6, 2011.

“Covert Action: Legislative Background and Possible Policy Questions,” April 6, 2011.