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The true cost of 9/11: Trillions and trillions wasted on wars, a fiscal catastrophe, and a weaker America.

The true cost of 9/11: Trillions and trillions wasted on wars, a fiscal catastrophe, and a weaker America. | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

Trillions and trillions wasted on wars, a fiscal catastrophe, a weaker America.

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US forces suffer their deadliest month yet in Afghan campaign

US forces suffer their deadliest month yet in Afghan campaign | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
The cost of war is coming into painful focus for Americans as the month of August closes as the deadliest so far in the decade-long war in Afghanistan, and as a Congressional watchdog releases research showing that tens of billions of dollars meant...
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Libya war costs for U.S.: $896 million so far - Checkpoint Washington - The Washington Post

Libya war costs for U.S.: $896 million so far - Checkpoint Washington - The Washington Post | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
Whether that makes the mission a huge drain on the budget or a relatively cheap price to pay to protect Libyan civilians depends on your point of view.
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Cost of War to American Taxpayers? Don’t Ask

Cost of War to American Taxpayers? Don’t Ask | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
Among the costs are $20 billion a year to bring air-conditioning to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
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Despite $65B price, F22 jets can't handle war

Despite $65B price, F22 jets can't handle war | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

It's the most expensive fighter jet ever built. Yet the F22 Raptor has never seen a day of combat, and its future is clouded by a government safety investigation that grounded the jet.
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WPR Article | Over the Horizon: What Price Victory in Afghanistan?

The downing of a helicopter carrying 31 Americans on Sunday
graphically highlighted the continuing costs of the war in
Afghanistan.
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Time to cut up Washington's credit card - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Time to cut up Washington's credit card - Las Vegas Review-Journal | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
Our government is the only one to blame for our $14 trillion debt.
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Ministry of Defence has no idea how much Afghan war will cost Britain

Ministry of Defence has no idea how much Afghan war will cost Britain | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
The MOD was ‘unable or unwilling’ to set out the true bill for operations against the Taliban, according to a powerful committee of MPs.
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Cost of Treating Veterans Will Rise Long Past Wars

Though the withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq and Afghanistan will save the nation billions of dollars, the cost of caring for veterans is projected to grow for decades to come.
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The self-inflicted costs of a 'war of choice' | The Japan Times Online

In mid-July when Mumbai was attacked with three explosions, The New York Times carried photos of some of the bloodied casualties up front — at least in its online version — and I wondered: If the newspaper for "all the news that's fit to print" had...
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Real cost of war in Afghanistan

Real cost of war in Afghanistan | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
A decade of silence on the unseen human cost of the war in Afghanistan has been broken today after the Federal Government revealed - in detail for the first time - the full litany of wounds and injuries suffered by our Diggers.
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PressTV - War fatigue and the un-critical critics of war

PressTV - War fatigue and the un-critical critics of war | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
From Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya, the first decade of the 21st century has solidified the U.S. reputation as the energizer bunny of war. While these conflicts continue to rage on, there are a growing number of signs that even the United States has a limit to how much war it is willing to wage.
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Military contractors' mercenary motives

Military contractors' mercenary motives | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

The US has fought unpopular, unwinnable wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with a proxy army – at a huge cost in fraud and waste...

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Widespread waste and fraud in American war spending - Times LIVE

As much as $60 billion in U.S. tax dollars has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade due to lax oversight of contractors, poor planning and corruption, according to an independent panel.

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The Bush Legacy

Scores of millions of Americans – many who laughed at his fumble mouth antics – now feel the impact of George W. Bush' eight year legacy.

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US moral authority undercut by war on terror

US moral authority undercut by war on terror | The Cost of War | Scoop.it

The 9/11 attacks prompted an outpouring of international sympathy and support for the United States, but Washington's subsequent "war on terror" undercut the superpower's moral authority.

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The fall of the last Superpower in the trillion dollar war

When the Republican Party leaders decided to hold President Barack Obama hostage over the request to raise the debt ceiling and save the United States (US) from defaulting in its fiscal obligation, it was an act of political hostage taking that has downgraded America and dealt a mortal blow to the image of the last superpower of the 21st century.

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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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Lowering America's war ceiling?

By now, it seems as if everybody and his brother has joined the debt-ceiling imbroglio in Washington, perhaps the strangest homespun drama of our time.
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Britain spent 18 pounds bn on war in Afghanistan

Britain spent 18 pounds bn on war in Afghanistan...
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Censorship of war casualties in the US - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Censorship of war casualties in the US - Opinion - Al Jazeera English | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
US mainstream media and the public's willful ignorance is to blame for lack of knowledge about true cost of wars.
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The costly errors of America's wars

The costly errors of America's wars | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
Michael Shank: After ten years, $4tn and thousands of lives, the US needs an exit from the depressing impasse of its militarised foreign policy...
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Tony Blair protection before probe on Iraq war cost police nearly £500,000

Tony Blair protection before probe on Iraq war cost police nearly £500,000 | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
Protecting
Tony Blair during his two appearances before the Iraq inquiry cost police almost £500,000, it was revealed today.
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Report: Vast Waste in U.S. War Contracts

Report: Vast Waste in U.S. War Contracts | The Cost of War | Scoop.it
The U.S. has wasted or misspent $34 billion contracting for services in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a draft report by a bipartisan congressional panel, the most comprehensive effort so far to tally the overall cost of a decade of battlefield...
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