The cost of US wars
There's a snapshot on your left. You can also look at the full graphic -- along with the option to view war costs by size of GDP. (We created the graphic using a free Web site from IBM called ManyEyes.)
The report notes that the estimates are likely an undercount:"All estimates are of the costs of military operations only and do not include costs of veterans benefits, interest paid for borrowing money to finance wars, or assistance to allies."
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James W Loewen - 8/1/2008
This is totally useless, because no attempt was made to put it in constant dollars. Consider: A. Lincoln bought his home in Springfield in 1844 for $1200. He did add on to it, but in its original form it would now be worth at least $100,000. So as a start, multiply the Civil War disk size by 83.
Sigh! Things like this just make us stupider!
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