historical budget authority.
the "placeholder" budget in the President's budget message in April
2001. This was the budget that presumably was used to defend the
debate over tax cuts.
SECDEF Rumsfeld's review during the summer of
2001 led to the identification of the FY02 amendment in August 2001,
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 as it stood in November 2001, but it does not
reflect the impact of the "war" on terror (WOT), or operations in
Afghanistan, or Iraq. It resulted from decisions made in the
summer program review, which ended in August of 2001.
The red bars
raise the budget to the level that was submitted to Congress as
FY03-07 topline. Although coincidental to the WOT, it actually
raised the "core" (non-war) program. The first funds clearly
identifiable for war purposes appear as the small lavender bar in
The black line represents a revision
to the DoD core program estimate in February 2003.
represents funds for the WOT, Afghanistan, and Iraq, including the
November 2003 $87 billion supplemental.
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