US response to 9/11 contributed to causes of current debt crisis
Linda Bilmes writes in the Christian Science Monitor that 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.
The Price of 9/11
Joseph Stiglitz writes in Project Syndicate that the September 11, 2001, terror attacks by Al Qaeda harmed the US in ways that Osama bin Laden probably never imagined.http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/stiglitz142/English
The Price of Lost Chances
David Sanger of The New York Times puts a stark price tag on the cost of reacting — and overreacting — to the Sept. 11 attacks. The New York Times provides an interactive graphic showing war costs, based on the work of Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes:
Posted: Anthony Gregory writes about the cost of the wars in the Huffington Post: 9/9/11 08:29 PM ET http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-gregory/post-9-11-defense-spending_b_956346.html