Uncovering the Costs of the Iraq War

September 2008
Econ Journal Watch;Sep2008, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p373
Academic Journal
The article discusses the real economic costs of the Iraq war beyond the figures but also the implicit costs such as lives and liabilities. It cites the explicit realistic-moderate costs calculated at 2.655 trillion U.S. dollars (USD), caring for veterans realistic-moderate cost at 717 billion USD and social economic costs at 415 billion USD. It also notes the emergency supplemental spending, contracting costs and costs of the impact to the American people in terms of resources along with the wasted and misdirected USD in the process.


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