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Operation Iraqi Freedom: Actions Needed to Enhance DOD Planning for Reposturing of U.S. Forces from Iraq
GAO-08-930: Published: Sep 10, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2008.
The redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq, a process the Department of Defense (DOD) refers to as "reposturing," will be a massive and expensive effort. As of March 2008, for example, there were about 173,000 pieces of equipment in Iraq, worth about $16.5 billion, that will need to be returned to the United States. The redeployment process following Operation Desert Storm in 1991, a much shorter w...
Security Assistance: State and DOD Need to Assess How the Foreign Military Financing Program for Egypt Achieves U.S. Foreign Policy and Security Goals
GAO-06-437: Published: Apr 11, 2006. Publicly Released: May 12, 2006.
Since 1979, Egypt has received about $60 billion in military and economic assistance with about $34 billion in the form of foreign military financing (FMF) grants that enable Egypt to purchase U.S.-manufactured military goods and services. In this report, GAO (1) describes the types and amounts of FMF assistance provided to Egypt; (2) assesses the financing arrangements used to provide FMF assista...
NATO: U.S. Assistance to the Partnership for Peace
GAO-01-734: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2001.
After the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact in 1991, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and the United States sought new ways to cooperate with the political and military leadership of their former adversaries. In January 1994, NATO established the Partnership for Peace to increase defense cooperation with former Warsaw Pact members and other former communist st...
Presidential Travel: Costs and Accounting for President's 1998 Trips to China, Chile, and Africa
NSIAD-99-164: Published: Sep 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on President Clinton's 1998 trips to Africa, Chile, and China, focusing on: (1) the estimated costs and the nature of the costs of these trips; and (2) executive branch accounting procedures for such expenses.GAO noted that: (1) presidential travel to foreign destinations requires planning, coordination, and logistical and personnel sup...
Military Training: Management and Oversight of Joint Combined Exchange Training
NSIAD-99-173: Published: Jul 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management and oversight of the U.S. Special Operations Forces' overseas deployments to train with the armed forces and other security forces of friendly foreign countries, focusing on: (1) whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has implemented the Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) program in accordance with legislation; (2) whether DOD...
Panama: DOD's Drawdown for the U.S. Military in Panama
NSIAD-95-183: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO updated information on the U.S. military drawdown in Panama, focusing on: (1) the potential for a post-1999 U.S. presence in Panama; (2) the status of transfers of Department of Defense (DOD) properties and Panama's preparedness to accept them; (3) the coordination of treaty-related issues; (4) DOD environmental and property valuation policies; (5) DOD efforts to address employee terminations...