Chapter 4

Army Central Command Examples of Cost Benefit Analysis

When military actions were initiated in Iraq and Afghanistan, it was assumed they would not be long-lived actions. Consequently, they were viewed as contingencies and funded by supplemental appropriations.

The United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) directs these military actions. Army Central Command (ARCENT) is the U.S. Army component of USCENTCOM. According to its website,1 its mission is as follows:

  • Provides support and services to theater ARFOR [Army Forces] commands, as well as directed Army support to other services
  • Conducts Theater Security Cooperation activities
  • Provides a forward based service component command to plan and, on order, conduct land operations across ...

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