October will mark the 10-year anniversary of the start of the US war in Afghanistan, followed by the war in Iraq and now Pakistan - events that have changed our world.
The Costs of War is a forthcoming project that seeks to measure and analyze those changes. It's not just about soldiers who have been killed in action or the Pentagon's budget, although those things are vitally important. We must also consider the social and political costs war has imposed on us all, not to mention secondary effects such as the refugees displaced by a decade of violence and the thousands of soldiers returning from combat with psychological afflictions like PTSD.
The Eisenhower Study Group, a multi-university team of academics based at the Watson Institute, will release its final report in just over a week, on June 29.
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