What are we doing in Niger?

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I am re-posting a paper I co-authored with the late, great scholar Michael Intriligator entitled:  “How Many Wars is the US Fighting Today?”  We note that AFRICOM supports military-to-military relationships between the US and 54 African countries. There is little to no accountability for these activities and almost no transparency on the budget.

It was presented at the 6th Defence and Security Economics Workshop,  Royal Military College of Canada and Defence Management Studies, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University in 2011.

 

The bill for America’s Longest War is still unpaid

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Linda Bilmes argues that we have not faced up to the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and that we will run out of money for veterans benefits unless we enact a Veterans Trust Fund.

http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2017/05/biggest-bills-iraq-and-afghanistan-wars-are-yet-come/138263/?oref=defenseone_today_nl

 

Joe Stiglitz tells Democracy Now that war cost will reach $5 to $7 trillion

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http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2015/10/27/nobel_laureate_joseph_
stiglitz_on_rewriting

October 27, 2015:  In a wide-ranging interview with Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now”, Joe Stiglitz was asked about the costs of the wars. He notes that our estimate of the number of veterans who would be disabled in some way was far too low — its now 50% of those who served qualifying for lifetime disability benefits. This adds another $1 trillion to our estimates – leading to a minimum of $4 trillion for war costs, but probably much higher.

http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2015/10/27/nobel_
laureate_joseph_stiglitz_on_rewriting

Can the US afford another $3 Trillion Dollar War

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Lead story on CNN Business:

Key Points:

The real cost of additional warfare will be the loss of any kind of peace dividend or chance  to streamline Pentagon operations.

And this will happen at a time when the US economy is still fragile.

We should pay upfront for any more fighting – not just add to the debt.

READ FULL ARTICLE:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/opinion/iraq-opinion-united-states-cost-of-war/index.html

 

The New Yorker cites Bilmes research on war costs

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http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/05/the-number-446-billion.html

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