Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Price of U.S. wars: $4.4 trillion?

June 29, 2011 Politico

“At a minimum, according to the authors of the study, the final cost for these military engagements will be $3.7 trillion. But the report also points out that their estimates do not include at least $1 trillion more in interest payments and other costs that cannot yet be quantified. Indeed, the report criticized the U.S. Congress and the Pentagon for poor accounting.”