Some analysts estimate that the U.S. is spending about $12 billion dollars a month to fund military operations in Iraq. We’ll hear different views on the economic costs of the war and what we gained as a result.


  • Michael O'Hanlon Senior fellow, foreign policy studies, the Brookings Institution.
  • Linda Bilmes Professor, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Winslow Wheeler Director, Straus Military Reform Project, Center for Defense Information
  • Robert Hormats Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs


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