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Listen to Costs of War Researchers on KPFA

August 12, 2011

Photo: Department of Defense by Spc. Tia P. Sokimson, U.S. Army/Released

A recording of Thursday's live 3-1/2 hour special on the Costs of War, hosted by the Project Censored Show on Pacifica Radio at KPFA, is now available here. The radio program features researchers on the Watson Institute-based Costs of War project, including Institute Professor Catherine Lutz (project co-director), Boston University Political Science Professor Neta Crawford (project co-director), former UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan official Norah Niland, Cornell University History and Political Science Professor Matthew Evangelista, Center for Defense Information Senior Fellow Winslow Wheeler, journalist Dahr Jamail, and Harvard economist Linda Bilmes. The San Francisco radio program continues the run of media that has featured the research project since the release of its findings earlier this summer on the up to $4 trillion in spending on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Read selected media reports here.

The schedule below includes the linked titles of the draft papers the Costs of War researchers have posted on costsofwar.org.

12:00-12:20 Watson Institute Prof. Catherine Lutz, project co-director and author of project papers including "US and Coalition Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan," and Boston University Prof. Neta Crawford, project co-director and author of project papers including "Assessing the Human Toll of the Post-9/11 Wars: The Dead and Wounded in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, 2001-2011."

12:30-12:50 Norah Niland, former director for human rights at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, author of the project paper "The Great Deception: Only Democratic Delusions for Afghans," and Cornell University History and Political Science Professor Matthew Evangelista, author of project paper titled "Coping with 9/11: Alternatives to the War Paradigm."

1:00-1:20 Center for Defense Information Senior Fellow Winslow Wheeler, author of a project paper titled "Unaccountable: Pentagon Spending on the Post-9/11 Wars"

1:30-1:50 Journalist Dahr Jamail

2:00-2:20 MIT Center for International Studies Executive Director John Tirman

2:30-2:50 Harvard economist Linda Bilmes, author of the project’s paper titled "Current and Projected Future Costs of Caring for Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan War."

3:00-3:20 John Pilger, producer of the documentary The War We Don’t See