Accession Number : ADA314070

Title :   Bosnia: Costs are Exceeding DoD's Estimate.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA314070

Report Date : 25 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) had deployed about 22,000 troops to Bosnia and surrounding countries as of July 1996 to assist in implementing the Dayton Peace Accords. U.S. forces are part of a multilateral coalition under North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) command called the Implementation Force (IFOR). DOD is currently estimating that the incremental cost of its participation in IFOR will be about $3 billion. We reported in March 1996 that DOD'S cost for the Bosnia operation was uncertain at that time, but could very well exceed its earlier estimate of $2.5 billion. Based on your continued interest in this matter, we are providing updated information about DOD'S costs to help you assess DOD'S requests for funding. We recently briefed your staff on these issues. We plan to continue reviewing DOD'S costs and will provide further reports.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *COST ESTIMATES, *MILITARY BUDGETS, *BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, *LIMITED WARFARE, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATO, MILITARY RESERVES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, LEADERSHIP, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, ACTIVE DUTY, TREATIES, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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