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Costs of War

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William D. Hartung, "America’s Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost $5.9 Trillion," The Nation, November 21, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "Rising death rate prompts some in Congress to reassess 'war on terror,'" Axios, November 8, 2018

Linda J. Bilmes, "Is the U.S. Forgetting the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?," Boston Globe, October 11, 2018

Rosella Cappella Zielinski, "How U.S. Wars Abroad Increase Inequality at Home," Foreign Affairs, October 5, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Trump's Space Force: Smoke and Mirrors or a Step Towards War in Space?," TomDispatch, September 25, 2018

Noah Coburn, Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America's Global War, Stanford University Press, September 2018

William D. Hartung, "Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire," TomDispatch, August 14, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Trump's Infrastructure Plan: Pump Up the Pentagon," TomDispatch, July 2, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "Credit Card Wars: Today's War Financing Strategies Will Only Increase Inequality," TomDispatch, June 28, 2018

Andrew Bacevich, "How To Challenge the Elite Consensus for Endless War," The Nation, June 21, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Do We Really Need $716 Billion for the Pentagon?," The Hill, May 19, 2018

Ben Freeman and William D. Hartung, "Arms and Influence: How the Saudis Took Donald Trump for a Ride," TomDispatch, May 10, 2018

Andrew Bacevich, "Creating a Perpetual War Machine," TomDispatch, April 10, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "The Astounding Reach of US Military Counterterrorism," Frank News, April 2, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Arms Sales Decisions Shouldn't Be About Jobs," Defense One, March 26, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "15 Years After the Iraq Invasion, What Are the Costs?" OtherWords, March 21, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Iraq: Weighing the Costs of War," The Hill, March 13, 2018

William D. Hartung, "How the Pentagon Devours the Budget," TomDispatch, Feb. 27, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "The Wars No One Notices: Talking to a Demobilized Country," TomDispatch, Feb. 15, 2018

Catherine Besteman and Stephanie Savell, "Where in the World is the U.S. Military? Everywhere," U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 12, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Reaganomics on Steroids," Inkstick Media, Dec. 14, 2017

Andrew Bacevich, "A Country Addicted to War," TomDispatch, Dec. 10, 2017

William D. Hartung, "Massive Overkill: Brought to You by the Nuclear-Industrial Complex," TomDispatch, Nov. 14, 2017

Linda J. Bilmes, "On Veteran's Day, Let's Honor the Promises We've Made to Veterans," Boston Globe, Nov. 9, 2017

William D. Hartung, "How the Military-Industrial Complex Preys on the Troops," TomDispatch, Oct. 10, 2017

Andrew Bacevich, "How We Learned Not to Care About America's Wars," TomDispatch, Oct. 8, 2017

Jennifer Greenburg, "New Military Femininities: Humanitarian Violence and the Gendered Work of War Among US Servicewomen," Gender, Place, and Culture, Oct. 5, 2017

William D. Hartung, "The Wrong Diagnosis on Defense: More Money Won't Solve the Military's Readiness Problems," U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 29, 2017

Catherine Lutz, "The War in Afghanistan Might Not Be Effective -- But For Some, It's Profitable," Pacific Standard, Sept. 7, 2017

Mac Skelton and Sherri Kraham Talabany, "War, Health, and Refugees in Iraq: Stakeholder Meeting Report," Institute of Regional and International Studies, Iraq, August 2017

William D. Hartung, "The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget," TomDispatch, July 25, 2017

Matthew Evangelista, "Why We Fight Wars," The Chronical of Higher Education, May 28, 2017

Matthew Evangelista, "Donald Trump and the Limits of International Law," The International Security Studies Forum, May 24, 2017

William D. Hartung and Catherine Lutz, “Trump’s Budget Puts Lives at Risk,” U.S. News & World Report, May 23, 2017

David Vine, “Trumping Democracy in America’s Empire of Bases,” TomDispatch, May 16, 2017

Andrew Bacevich, “What Obsessing about You-Know-Who Causes Us to Miss,” TomDispatch, May 7, 2017

Matthew Evangelista, "Is War Too Easy?" Perspectives on Politics 14 (1), March 2016