Congress Questions Troop Costs Pentagon officials acknowledge that extending the combat tours of some U.S. soldiers in Iraq will cost several hundred million extra dollars. The White House's 2005 budget curently includes no funding request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Concerns are growing among members of Congress from both parties about the overall cost of military operations in Iraq. NPR'S Eric Westervelt reports.
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Congress Questions Cost of Extending U.S. Troops in Iraq

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Congress Questions Cost of Extending U.S. Troops in Iraq

Congress Questions Cost of Extending U.S. Troops in Iraq

Congress Questions Cost of Extending U.S. Troops in Iraq

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Pentagon officials acknowledge that extending the combat tours of some U.S. soldiers in Iraq will cost several hundred million extra dollars. The White House's 2005 budget curently includes no funding request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Concerns are growing among members of Congress from both parties about the overall cost of military operations in Iraq. NPR'S Eric Westervelt reports.

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