Overseas Contingency Operations (podcast)

GAO Podcast IconSince 2001, Congress has provided more than $1.6 trillion to fund the Department of Defense’s overseas contingency operations—including military operations, peacekeeping support, and major humanitarian assistance. Although these funds were initially meant to cover DOD’s incremental war-related costs in Iraq and Afghanistan, recent requests have also included activities elsewhere.

We sat down with John Pendleton, a director in our Defense Capabilities and Management team, to discuss his team’s recent review of how these funds are being used. Listen to what they found:


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