Navy Role in Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) -- Background and Issues for Congress

Publication Date: June 2009

Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service


Research Area: Military and defense



The Navy is taking several actions to expand its capabilities for participating in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The Navy's role in the GWOT raises several potential oversight issues for Congress, including the need for an increased Navy role, and amount of Navy personnel and funding associated with GWOT-related activities. This report will be updated as events warrant.