Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

The cost of post 9/11 wars hit $5.9 trillion, 480,000 lives lost, study says

November 14, 2018 Stars and Stripes

“In sum, high costs in war and war-related spending pose a national security concern because they are unsustainable,” Crawford said. “The public would be better served by increased transparency and by the development of a comprehensive strategy to end the wars and deal with other urgent national security priorities.”