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Academic Study Puts Costs To Treasury Of Decade Of Wars At $3.7 Trillion

June 29 2011


A new study estimates the cost to the U.S. of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to be at least $3.7 trillion, Reuters reports.

A research project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies says the final bill could reach $4.4 trillion.

The estimate includes the actual costs of the conflicts themselves -- an estimated $2.3 trillion to $2.7 trillion in the past 10 years -- as well as long-term obligations to wounded veterans and projected war...

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