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National Security Snapshot: U.S. Support for the War in Ukraine

GAO-22-106079 Published: Sep 08, 2022. Publicly Released: Sep 08, 2022.
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This report highlights our work in areas relevant to the war in Ukraine, including the U.S. military posture in Europe, development assistance, the information environment, and intelligence issues.

We made 9 key recommendations in these areas. For example, the war has emphasized the importance of deterring Russian aggression in Europe through the presence of U.S. forces.

Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, DOD has expanded its presence in Eastern Europe. However, it hasn't developed cost estimates for continuing that presence in the long term. Doing so could help DOD better plan and Congress oversee future costs.

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GAO has a large body of work assessing areas relevant to the war in Ukraine, which underscores the importance of five national security considerations and key relevant GAO recommendations.

For more information, contact Cathleen A. Berrick at (202) 512-3404 or or Cary B. Russell at (202) 512-5431 or

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