historical budget authority.
the "placeholder" budget in the President's budget message last
April. This was the budget that presumably was used to defend the
debate over tax cuts.
SECDEF Rumsfeld's review over last summer led
to the identification of the FY02 amendment in August, but a new
five year plan kicking off of that amendment was not constructed
prior to 9-11.
The blue wedge
is the 5 yr program kicking off of the Amendment. It was produced
in November, but it does not reflect the impact of "war" requirements.
The red wedge
raises the budget to the current level that was submitted to Congress
as FY03-07 topline. Presumably, it is the difference from
the blue to the effect of the war.
Note also the turquoise.
That is the $14 billion just announced.