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."
comments powered by Disqus
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!
- 2 conservative groups are leading the fight against the new AP standards
- The secret of successful history departments
- AHA president suggests older historians should consider making way for younger historians
- Niall Ferguson Joins Schwarzman Scholars as Distinguished Visiting Professor in China
- Francis Fukuyama is still bullish on where history is headed, but Americans should worry: republics can decay.