Accession Number : ADA472385
Title : Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror: Selected Legislation from the 110th Congress
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Klarman, Kim W. ; Mages, Lisa ; Towell, Pat
Report Date : 17 SEP 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 28
Abstract : Both the Iraq War and the Global War on Terror have been the subjects of considerable legislative activity since the opening days of the 110th Congress. After the Iraq Study Group released its recommendations on December 6, 2006, President Bush followed on January 10, 2007, with an announcement of a new strategy for the Iraq War. The President's plan proposed a surge of 28,500 U.S. troops to help improve security in Baghdad and counter Al Qaeda operatives in Anbar Province. After the President's announcement, a number of bills were introduced in the House and Senate that reflected congressional opposition to the "surge" of U.S. forces and that offered alternative plans for changing the U.S. forces' mission in Iraq. This report consists of a series of tables that summarize the legislation concerning Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) considered to date during the 110th Congress, as well as a select group of amendments to H.R. 1585, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (currently awaiting Senate action), that relate to either OIF or the Global War on Terror (GWOT).
Descriptors : *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , *LEGISLATION , *IRAQI WAR , CONGRESS , POLICIES
Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOCIOLOGY AND LAW
MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE