‘Study puts total price tag for Iraq, Afghanistan wars at more than $4 trillion’
‘The final cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be between $4 and $6 trillion — and most of those costs have yet to be paid, according to a new study out of Harvard University’.
‘The study says that the United States has already spent nearly $2 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But that bill is only “a fraction” of the total war costs, Bilmes wrote’.
“The single largest accrued liability of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the cost of providing medical care and disability benefits to war veterans,” she said. “Historically, the bill for these costs has come due many decades later.”
From : http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/operations/290981-study-iraq-afghanistan-wars-will-cost-more-than-4t