Bush requests $80bn to pay for on-going military operations
This is on top of $25bn approved by Congress last summer in the fiscal defense appropriations bill for 2005. Bush states that this money is to provide U.S. troops with "whatever they need to protect themselves" and also to fight terrorism in Iraq.
The money will support the 'global war on terror' until September 30, 2005. Of the $80bn, $75bn will be spent on the repair and replacement of equipment, training of the Iraqi security forces, and basic personnel costs.
- Donna Miles. "Bush Administration to Request $80 Billion Supplemental" — , January 26, 2005
- George W. Bush. "President's Statement on Supplemental Budget Request" — , January 26, 2005