A little talked about country that is Steady Draining the U$ Treasury.
With enactment of the sixth FY2011 Continuing Resolution through March 18, 2011, (H.J.Res. 48/P.L. 112-6) Congress has approved a total of $1.283 trillion for military operations, base security, reconstruction, foreign aid, embassy costs, and veterans’ health care for the three operations initiated since the 9/11 attacks:
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
and other counter terror operations; Afghanistan
Operation Noble Eagle (ONE), providing enhanced security at military bases;
and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). This estimate assumes that the current CR level continues through the rest of the year and that agencies allocate reductions proportionately.
Of this $1.283 trillion total, CRS estimates that
will receive about $806 billion (63%), Iraq
OEF $444 billion (35%) and enhanced base security about $29 billion (2%),
with about $5 billion that CRS cannot allocate (1/2%).
About 94% of the funds are for DOD, 5% for foreign aid programs and diplomatic operations,