Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

$4-6 Trillion Price Tag for War in Iraq

Catherine Lutz, co-director of the Watson-based Costs of War project, said on Al Jazeera America that the estimated $4 to 6 trillion -- for military operations, veterans' medical costs, social programs for veterans' families, and interest on money borrowed to fight the war -- hasn't done much good. "It seems to have bought us trouble in the United States, and it's definitely bought the people of Iraq a very different kind of country -- one that's quite fallen apart."

June 19, 2014