The Cost of War

 GOOD has released this infographic on the cost of war. In 2003, the American Secratary of Defense, Donald Rumsfield estimated that a war with Iraq would cost $60 billion. Five years lated, the cost of the Iraq War operations is more than 10 times that figure. By the time the US leaves Iraq, the estimated total cost of war will be more than $3 trillion.This information shows that the Department of Defense is unable to account for 96% of the $9.1 billion it has allocated for rebuilding Iraq. That’s about $8.7 billion that has vanished into thin air.


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