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Afghanistan: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
GAO-09-473SP: Published: Apr 21, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2009.
The United States has provided approximately $38.6 billion in reconstruction assistance to Afghanistan and has over 35,000 troops in the country as of February 2009. Some progress has occurred in areas such as economic growth, infrastructure development, and training of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), but the overall security situation in Afghanistan has not improved after more than 7...
Special Operations Forces: Management Actions Are Needed to Effectively Integrate Marine Corps Forces into the U.S. Special Operations Command
GAO-07-1030: Published: Sep 5, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 2007.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has relied on special operations forces to conduct military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and to perform other tasks such as training foreign military forces. To meet the demand for these forces, DOD established a Marine Corps service component under the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to integrate Marine Corps forces. Under the authority of the Compt...
Defense Logistics: Army and Marine Corps's Individual Body Armor System Issues
GAO-07-662R: Published: Apr 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2007.
Since combat operations began in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. forces have been subjected to frequent and deadly attacks from insurgents using various weapons such as improvised explosive devices (IED), mortars, rocket launchers, and increasingly lethal ballistic threats. Since 2003, to provide protection from ballistic threats, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), which is responsible for operations in I...
Defense Health Care: Force Health Protection and Surveillance Policy Compliance Was Mixed, but Appears Better for Recent Deployments
GAO-05-120: Published: Nov 12, 2004. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2004.
A lack of servicemember health and deployment data hampered investigations into the nature and causes of illnesses reported by many servicemembers following the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. Public Law 105-85, enacted in November 1997, required the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a system to assess the medical condition of servicemembers before and after deployments. Following its September 2...
Interagency Contracting: Controls Over Economy Act Orders Being Strengthened
NSIAD-96-10: Published: Oct 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the: (1) impact of the Department of Defense's (DOD) policy changes for interagency orders on the Department of Transportation's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; and (2) Coast Guard's recent initiatives and legislative changes extending the statutory requirements on interagency orders to other federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) becau...
Military Presence: U.S. Personnel in the Pacific Theater
NSIAD-91-192: Published: Aug 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1991.
GAO provided information on the size, mission, and cost of the U.S. military presence in the Pacific theater, covering 40 countries, 10 foreign territories, 2 U.S. states, 6 U.S. territories, 2 freely associated states, and 1 U.S. protectorate.GAO found that: (1) the United States has stationed military personnel in the Pacific since the beginning of the twentieth century; (2) there were 297,987 m...