publication . Thesis . 1991

Cost estimates for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm: a budgetary analysis

Johnson, J. Andrew.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 1991
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (DS/DS) presented unique challenges for estimating the cost of that conflict. This analysis reviews the cost estimates and methodologies developed for that purpose by DoD, CBO and GAO. It considers the budget climate and the role of foreign cash and in-kind contributions. Finally, it reviews the budgeting innovations used to provide and monitor DS/DS defense spending. At the outset of the crisis, costs were estimated to determine the defense funding requirements for DS/DS. Because of the specific provisions of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, these estimates focused on the incremental impact on DoD's budget. This was diffi...
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