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Notes From the Fieldby Martin Weil

June 29, 2011

$3 Trillion and counting

That is the latest estimate by a group of researchers from the Watson Institute at Brown University on the costs of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11. $3,000,000,000,000 is nearly 25% of our accumulated national debt and a tidy $10,000 per man, woman, and child in the US.

The report finds that in addition to 6,000 US troops killed, some 99,000 US personnel have been reported wounded. And the VA reports a staggering 550,000 in new disability claims since 9/11. The linked site has all the details and more.

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