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New report delves into the costs of war

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 04:01

June 29 - A team of researchers at Brown University has unveiled a study into the human and financial costs of U.S. military action in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Starting next month we will be able to remove. 101000 of our troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year. And we will bring home a total of 33000. Troops by next summer. Bringing home troops weighing how and how. Many this is being one of the most debated issues in the US -- military action abroad since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. -- need to obtain from paycheck from Afghanistan to Iraq to -- the indictments and Pakistani. Debate continues. Could I shifted to trying to this case exactly how much a decade and back to -- customary cat but he lives and -- is. -- reports by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. But the financial toll at approximately. Four trillion UA Stalinist. -- director of the costs of war report Katzman lots. The reasonable estimate is approximately four trillion dollars for the war. Up to -- today and including some of the future crosses -- obligated to pay for veterans care. Opt in addition another trillion dollars in interest payments on the debt we estimate will be required through 20/20. Many veterans have suffered traumatic injuries with a lifelong consequences. The health -- costs and which can't -- caddied for at least in more than four decades. 22 year old specialist Samuel angered Santini Iraq from failure reach or at least 50000 denying. He's partially paralyzed and missing the 30% to at least golf. Battista told -- struck an I edu. And it's the cost of war no matter how high is worthwhile. If it means to thinking he's nation. And my shoes. It is worth. It's worth it to those that died and accomplish the mission. The report puts the US to death toll at more than 6000. And he came -- I -- -- -- troops contract is an adequate security forces and civilians. That number of -- and right estimated quarter of a million people. Well many welcomed the withdrawal of troops precisely because of the human -- That is lacking in the business of defense could face an industry down to an opportunity who back. -- -- until they still have Aaron space industry association. Says while jobs are on the line it's not all bad news. There's still a threat out there and we need to be prepared that we also need to be prepared for comes in the future. So we need to be able to it is an industry that takes some time to produce programs that something couldn't turn around immediately. -- -- court -- -- director of the costs of war report. Says jobs and defense industry come into high costs the American public. Approximately eight point three. Jobs are created by every million dollars. I'm spending. Four then give it. For military jobs military related jobs and you know the approximately fifteen direct and indirect jobs are created by spending on. Education. So when you do the math it turns you get more jobs from spending on education or health care or whether -- nation. The report states that while nearly all of the 50000 troops in Iraq could be hurt by the end at 27. Those remaining in Afghanistan continue to cost the US some one point two million dollars has sold jet -- a year. Backed by many I gang gets it's a price worth paying. I wish I could be with my guys when they're -- deployed now in July. And then me. Everything. In -- I don't regret for second. --

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New report delves into the costs of war

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 04:01