America’s Decade of War Has Cost Only $2.7 Trillion So Far

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That's the number that twenty academics who took part in Brown University's "Cost of War" project came up with based not only on congressional war appropriations, but also things such as caring for wounded veterans. Extrapolated through 2020, the price tag will eventually reach up to $4.4 trillion, or even more if Tim Pawlenty gets his way and we stay in Afghanistan until the end of time. [MSNBC]