posted on Dec, 9 2002 @ 01:12 PM
Study: War with Iraq could cost U.S. nearly $2 trillion over a decade
"WASHINGTON (AP) - In the worst case, a war with Iraq could cost the United States almost as much as the government spent in the last budget year -
nearly $2 trillion, according to new projections.
Researchers concluded in a study released Thursday that war with Iraq could cost the United States from $99 billion to more than $1.9 trillion over a
The lower figure assumes a successful military, diplomatic and nation-building campaign; the higher figure assumes a prolonged war with a disruption
of oil markets and a U.S. recession, the authors say in a study by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Both figures assume a U.S. involvement in the country for 10 years."