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Costs of War

Use of Military Contractors Shrouds True Costs of War. Washington Wants It That Way, Study Says

June 30, 2020 The Washington Post

The proliferation of contractors at U.S. bases worldwide over the past two decades camouflages the true cost of war, according to a study on the commercialization of the U.S. war effort by economist Heidi Peltier, director of the Costs of War "20 Years of War" research series, based at Boston University's Pardee Center.