Linda Bilmes on the True Cost of War
War is expensive, both in human and financial costs, but how much money are we actually spending? The pentagon budget, not counting wars has increased by about a trillion dollars over the last decade. We’re not even sure how much money the pentagon spends because it’s flunked its annual audit year after year. How much will our “War on Terror” actually cost us in the decades to come and can we afford to keep solving international crisis through military action?