Topic: Linda Bilmes
America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops in US history. The troubled economy may be a factor.
Reckoning the costs of war in Iraq will take years. Using federal government and other sources, analysts at the Center for American Progress have calculated an 'Iraq War Ledger.'
12/17/2011 09:10 am
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.
10/25/2011 11:00 am
The costs of military engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq account for well over one-quarter of the increase in US national debt since 2001. Financing wars and defense build-ups in this way is an historical aberration. Americans have typically paid for wars through higher taxes.
09/08/2011 12:39 pm
At the NATO summit, President Obama's push to soften troop withdrawal deadlines could bring remaining war costs to $413 billion, according to one independent analyst.
11/19/2010 03:48 pm
An extra 30,000 troops for Afghan war will cost each taxpayer $195 next year -- or up to three times that figure.
12/03/2009 12:00 am
Funding for war in Afghanistan will eclipse Iraq for the first time in next year's budget.
09/15/2009 01:00 am
A move out of Iraq could save America $370 billion.
12/22/2008 12:00 am
The Iraq war has cost taxpayers about $526 billion so far – and could reach $2 trillion by 2017, according to one congressional study.
03/20/2008 01:00 am
New book says war will cost at least $3 trillion before it's over.
03/10/2008 01:00 am