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The Ongoing Costs Of The Iraq War - OpEd

By Fatima Al-Zeheri When you destroy someone’s property, you usually have to pay compensation.
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Cost to house a captive at Guantanamo Bay is $800,000 - Wire - Lifestyle - bellinghamherald.com

Guards get combat pay, just like troops in Afghanistan, without the risk of being blown up. Some commanders get to bring their families to this war-on-terror deployment. And each captive gets $38.45 worth of food a day.
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Editorial: Cost too high in unwinnable war

IT'S a perfectly reasonable question for any average Australian to ask: what are we doing in Afghanistan? Our nation has lost 33 soldiers in this conflict that is now regarded as unwinnable and we have precious little to show for the sacrifice.

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Americans increasingly comparing Afghan war to Vietnam

Americans increasingly comparing Afghan war to Vietnam | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
Latest deaths of US troops in an apparent Kabul suicide attack come as support back home for the war reaches a new low...
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Obama makes war policy an election strength

Obama makes war policy an election strength | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

John Kerry got Swift-boated. Jimmy Carter had his re-election chances decimated in the Iranian desert. Then there was Michael Dukakis and that tank photo.

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Kenya: The Real Cost of War Against Al-Shabaab Terrorists

Kenya: The Real Cost of War Against Al-Shabaab Terrorists | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

Until last week, the Kenyan military had cut itself out as a privileged class of people exempted from taxation and fed well enough to show their might during public holidays, at least in the eyes of ordinary Kenyans.

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Cost and length of Iraq war may mark a shift in the US approach to countering threats

Cost and length of Iraq war may mark a shift in the US approach to countering threats | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
BALI, Indonesia — In the final days of the U.S. war in Iraq, the outlook for America’s military entanglements is markedly different from the confusing, convulsive first days.
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Not worth the price

Not worth the price | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
If the debate over whether the United States should continue fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq was not over before, it should be over now.
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Afghan war will end in humiliation for US: Taliban

Afghan war will end in humiliation for US: Taliban | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

The Taliban condemned the ongoing US-led fighting in Afghanistan, on the 10th anniversary of the invasion, saying any prolongation will only end in failure and humiliation.

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Our Trojan War in Afghanistan rages into a second decade - Chicago Sun-Times

In the thoughtful introduction to his sharp new translation of Homer’s The Iliad, Stephen Mitchell lists some of the Greek words applied to war in the ancient epic poem: “ainos (dreadful), argaleos (gruesome, cruel, bitter), deios (deadly), duseleges...
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Americans Weary After 10 Years of Afghanistan War

Americans Weary After 10 Years of Afghanistan War | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

October 7, 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, triggered by the al-Qaida terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

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U.S. Wars Cost $11.6 Billion a Month in Current Fiscal Year

The average monthly U.S. cost of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq this fiscal year, as of July 30, is $11.6 billion, according to the Pentagon Comptroller’s office.
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New Front in War on Rising Medical Costs: Hospital Readmissions

New Front in War on Rising Medical Costs: Hospital Readmissions | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

In an effort to rein in runaway health care costs, policy wonks are paying close attention these days to a key metric of hospital quality and productivity: hospital readmissions.

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Israeli firm says costs too high on Iran strike

A leading Israeli investment firm said on Thursday any military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities would exact an economic price too high for the world to accept, and as a result, it would likely acquiesce to a nuclear Iran.

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Afghanistan War: The Cost of War

Afghanistan War: The Cost of War | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
The Iraq/Afghanistan Wars have been costly, but the United States' longer trend of spending too much on defense and not enough on public goods over two decades could end up costing the economy and the nation far more.
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Counting the cost in Libya

Counting the cost in Libya | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
As Nato ends its mission in Libya, just how many civilians lost their lives in the air strikes? As the BBC's Jonathan Beale explains, we may never know.
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Iraq war will cost more than World War II

Iraq war will cost more than World War II | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
Iraq war, now winding down with US troop exit by December, has cost more than $800 billion so far. But ongoing medical treatment, replacement vehicles, etc., will push costs to $4 trillion or more.
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Some Iraq Hawks Still Haven't Learned the War's Horrific Costs

Some Iraq Hawks Still Haven't Learned the War's Horrific Costs | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
Without ever having confronted the toll, some hawks are now agitating for an attack on Iran...
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Bachmann: Iraq Should 'Fear' America, Reimburse War Costs (VIDEO)

Bachmann: Iraq Should 'Fear' America, Reimburse War Costs (VIDEO) | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) condemned President Obama's handling of the end of the war in Iraq on Sunday, and said the Iraqi government should be more afraid of the United States as American troops prepare to...

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U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan cause 5.6 million deaths - Tehran Times

As of October 7, 2011, the 10th Anniversary of the United States invasion of Afghanistan , the human cost of the Afghan War has been estimated as about 1.4 million violent deaths and 4.2 million non-violent avoidable deaths from Occupier-imposed deprivation, a total of 5.6 million war-related deaths.

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Old landmines kill six in Iraq's Rumaila oilfield - Times LIVE

Old landmines kill six in Iraq's Rumaila oilfield - Times LIVE | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

Six workers clearing mines in Iraq's Rumaila South oilfield were killed over the weekend when a pile of mines and old ordnance exploded prematurely, police sources said.

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Karzai admits security failure 10 years on

Karzai admits security failure 10 years on | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

Afghan President Hamid Karzai admitted his government and the US-led NATO mission have failed to provide security to Afghans, in an interview with the BBC marking 10 years since the start of war.

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10 years into Afghan war, Pakistan 'a broken country' - Politics Wires - MiamiHerald.com

Ten years into the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, neighboring Pakistan, despite receiving billions of dollars in U.S. military and financial support, continues to be gripped by an economic crisis and persistent terrorist attacks.
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Chickening out in Iraq

Who doesn't like roasted chicken? Fresh, crispy with a little salt, it falls off the bone into your mouth. It's a great thing, unless the price is US$2.5 million of your tax dollars.

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Why an US attack is unlikely

Why an US attack is unlikely | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
America will not invade Pakistan, for the following reasons: 1. Scarcity of funds. 2. Little or no public appetite for another military conflict. 3. G ...
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