CBO estimates that the Department of Defense spent $140 billion—or 27 percent of its base budget apart from the costs of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan—paying military personnel in 2012. CBO examines the budgetary implications of different approaches to compensating military personnel, including possible changes in the structure of cash pay, health benefits for military personnel and their family members, and health benefits for retirees. CBO also evaluates federal programs and issues related to veterans.
Nov 2012 - For fiscal year 2013, the Department of Defense has requested $150 billion for pay and benefits for current and retired military personnel--more than one-quarter of DoD’s total budget (excluding funding for military operations in Afghanistan).
Jul 2012 - CBO projects that DoD’s plans will cost $123 billion, or 5 percent, more to execute through 2017 than DoD estimates. CBO also projects that the cost of DoD’s plans will exceed the limits established in the Budget Control Act.
The Veterans Health Administration's Treatment of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury Among Recent Combat Veterans
Feb 2012 - Through September 2011, about 740,000 veterans from overseas contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan had been treated by the VHA. That number is slightly more than half of all recent veterans eligible for care by VHA.
Jul 2011 - Testimony before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate.
- data or technical informationMay 14, 2013
- data or technical informationFebruary 5, 2013
- reportNovember 14, 2012
- blog postNovember 14, 2012
- cost estimateAugust 23, 2012
- reportJuly 11, 2012
The Veterans Health Administration's Treatment of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury Among Recent Combat VeteransreportFebruary 9, 2012
- data or technical informationJanuary 31, 2012
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