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Stephanie Savell co-directs the Costs of War project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. This report first appeared at OtherWords.org and is reprinted here with permission.
Massicotte's text for "Mary's Wedding" has structural issues, but his drive to share a significant piece of Canada's impact in World War I history is honorable. More significantly, "Mary's Wedding" serves as a potent reminder that the personal costs of war endure long after the final battle shots have been fired.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq has urged Cuba to work on resettling its debts so as to help the country recover economically after years of war, the office of Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Tuesday. According to a statement by Jaafari's office, the minister was meeting in Baghdad with the new ...
Dark side of Vietnam reveals cost of war. WARNING: Graphic images. More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, a hospital located at an Australian tourist hotspot has shown how locals are still battling to recover. Vanessa Brown@vanessajbrown · news.com.auApril 3, 20186:45pm. A nurse attends to one of the ...
... Trump and Europe over the nuclear deal. Trump, meanwhile, remarked on the “very similar thought process” he and Pompeo share on a number of issues. Pompeo has been especially outspoken on Iran: he opposed the nuclear deal, supported regime change, and downplayed the costs of war with Iran.
“We remember the more than 58,000 whose names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our nation's capital for having borne the heaviest cost of war.” On Thursday, the DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial. In Lumberton ...

On March 29, 1973, 45 years ago, the last U.S. troops, except for Marine Guards who were to remain at the U.S. Embassy, departed South Vietnam. This March 29 will mark the second annual Vietnam Veterans Day that was passed into law last year to commemorate the service of Vietnam War Veterans.
Also in The Times, though a fair distance from plantains and guava paste, check out the relaunch of At War, a forum dedicated to the exploration of the experience and cost of war. (Smart move: Follow its editor, Lauren Katzenberg, on Twitter.) And I've been obsessing for a while now about “Gone,” an ...
But — having seen up close the human cost of war — they're often a little more cautious about starting a fight in the first place. It's been this way for much of the post-Cold War era. As a general, Colin Powell famously resisted efforts to use the American military to solve problems that might best be addressed ...
As of 2015, when the Costs of War project made its latest tallies, up to 165,000 Iraqi civilians had died as a direct consequence of U.S. war, plus around 8,000 U.S. soldiers and military contractors in Iraq. Those numbers have only continued to rise. Up to 6,000 civilians were killed by U.S.-led strikes in Iraq ...
... and it pays dividends, for the best essays here those that relay what he saw and heard on his travels. His many unfiltered observations expertly evoke hardship and chaos. His candid testimonies from aid workers and translators, victims and witnesses, painfully convey the human cost of war.
The war in Iraq, which began 15 years ago this month, was an unnecessary conflict spurred on by misleading claims about Saddam's Hussein's possession of weapons of mass destruction and his regime's alleged ties to Al Qaeda. But there was another key element of the George W. Bush administration's ...
A further 75,000 pregnant women are at risk of developing complications due to the dire state of health services in Yemen. “Yemeni women and girls are the ones who are truly paying the price of war,” says Suha Basharen, Gender Specialist with CARE Yemen. “The situation for women is extremely difficult.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) walks with Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) as they arrive for a closed-door meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee, March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee were responsible ...
Instead of viewing nuclear weapons solely as tools of deterrence, leaders invested in technologies to reduce the expected cost of war. More accurate warheads might be able to target enemy forces without threatening enemy cities. Better intelligence and surveillance might allow the United States to take ...
NEW YORK -- We didn't know how hard it was to be president until we had one with no idea of what it takes to do the job. We didn't appreciate having a government that was relatively honest and free of venality until we had one riddled with corruption. And we didn't know how wildly irresponsible ...
Yemeni artist Haifa Subay works on wall painting called 'Just a leg' on a street in the capital, Sanaa, on March 1, 2018. Yahya Arhab / EPA. Yemeni artist Haifa Subay works on wall painting called 'Just a leg' on a street in the capital, Sanaa, on March 1, 2018. Yahya Arhab / EPA. The painting of a boy with ...

The reported costs of war are highly dependent on the definition of the term. DoD's total figure, which does not include many kinds of indirect costs, is substantially lower than estimates by other analysts such as the Watson Institute at Brown University, which placed the total figure at $5.6 trillion as of ...
The Brown Costs of War Project offers a more holistic tally of direct and indirect costs, including the State Department's security operations, veterans' health care, and interest on the debt incurred by war spending. But it, too, starts with OCO appropriations. Cleaning up the distinction between OCO and base ...
Special adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, General Yahya Rahim Safavi, has called on his country to recover the price it has paid in Syria. Speaking at a seminar in Tehran, Safavi pointed out that Russia has concluded long term agreements in Syria adding that “Iran has to recover what it ...
I arrived circuitously, through my interest in police militarization, during my PhD work in cultural anthropology at Brown University, where the Costs of War Project is housed. Eventually, I joined directors Catherine Lutz and Neta Crawford, who had co-founded the project in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of ...
(As it happens, my mother is French, so it felt like a double insult.) For years, like many Americans, that was about all the thought I put into the war on terror. But one career choice led to another and today I'm co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and ...
President Donald Trump is bemoaning the loss of trillions of dollars “stupidly” spent by the U.S. in the Middle East — money he said could have been used to rebuild American roads and bridges. But that same pot of money he calls a “mistake” financed the military effort he brags about against Islamic State ...
The president is using an inflated estimate in his $7 trillion claim. Second, he's referring in part to predicted costs going decades into the future, not money that's all been “spent.” Third, this isn't only money that's gone or going to the Middle East.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Dallas Brown can still see the bullets coming for him 50 years later, smacking into the dirt at his feet as north Vietnamese soldiers fired on his platoon during an ambush deep in the jungle. Minutes later, as the deadly firefight wound down, Brown and his fellow soldiers in the 101st ...
Sana'a/Geneva (ICRC) – Thousands of Yemenis with kidney failure are at risk of dying unless the country's remaining dialysis centres receive more supplies and its medical staff are paid, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Tuesday. The conflict in Yemen has ravaged the country's ...
First, the economic costs: According to estimates by the Costs of War project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the war on terror has cost Americans a staggering $5.6 trillion since 2001, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan. $5.6 trillion. This figure includes not just the ...
Culture. Enlisting an audience: How Hollywood peddles propaganda. Movies like '12 Strong' and 'The 15:17 to Paris' exemplify military valor without considering the cost of war. Shutterstock.com. Culture ...
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night, and feeling as though you are under fire during operation Apollo in Afghanistan. Imagine the intense fear fills you and the crushing depression follows. Now imagine this happens every single night, preventing you from sleeping. Imagine you can't get the feeling, ...
On this special edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the cost of war. According to the National Priorities Project, every hour, taxpayers in the United States are paying $32 million for the total costs of war since 2001. The wars have cost $5.6 trillion and counting. Half of that money goes to military contractors.
Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, based in Florida, received their combat infantry badges on July 11, 2003, for taking part in the fight for Baghdad. It was the first time since the Korean War that the medals were presented to American reservists. By Michael A. Cohen Globe Columnist ...
Details of the cost of war in Afghanistan revealed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee make an interesting reading. ... The Committee was also told that the current cost of war is much less than when over 100,000 American servicemen were waging a war on terror in the rugged mountains of ...
I arrived circuitously, through my interest in police militarization, during my PhD work in cultural anthropology at Brown University, where the Costs of War Project is housed. Eventually, I joined directors Catherine Lutz and Neta Crawford, who had co-founded the project in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of ...
(As it happens, my mother is French, so it felt like a double insult.) For years, like many Americans, that was about all the thought I put into the war on terror. But one career choice led to another and today I'm co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and ...
It's about the cost of war and fighting and whether any sacrifice is worth that loss. You can see it in the dialogue between Lois and Barda, especially Barda's retelling of her husband's death, and you can see it in the Blackhawk's build-up during Kendra's training. The Blackhawks have created an army that ...
These costs of war are unpalatable for America, which has a disturbing recent history of starting wars it does not have the strategy nor stomach to finish. As intimidating as ... The impossibly high cost of war in the Korean theater makes any attack, conventional or nuclear, far too risky to entertain. America ...
President Donald Trump is bemoaning the loss of trillions of dollars “stupidly” spent by the U.S. in the Middle East — money he said could have been used to rebuild American roads and bridges. But that same pot of money he calls a “mistake” financed the military effort he brags about against Islamic State ...
Boston University political scientist Neta C. Crawford, as co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University, estimated that as of September, U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria — plus additional spending on homeland security, the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs Department since the ...
FILE - This April 1968 file photo shows the first sergeant of A Company, 101st Airborne Division, guiding a medevac helicopter through the jungle foliage to pick up casualties suffered during a five-day patrol near Hue, April 1968. Two soldiers in the photo, Dallas Brown, bottom, and Tim Wintenburg, far right ...
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As ceiling fans clanked round in the crowded sergeant's mess, the general replied that he is “painfully aware” of the costs of war on the Korean peninsula, because his father fought there a marine rifleman, nearly seven decades ago. Then he addressed the prospect of a new war. The military's role, he told ...
One of the biggest was conscription, which brought the costs of war more directly and painfully into far more American households than does any warfare today and made the times especially intense on college campuses, with their populations of draft-age males. Another was the Cold War, which provided ...
Her character knows the cost of war, what it means to be made promises and then left behind, and the dark side of revolution. A quick study, she works hard to be a better person and make a better life, but like so many of us, we long for others to understand us and we become lost. Her story was certainly my ...
Costs of War (Ep# 113) SEASON FINALE — Nora (Christina Ochoa) is ready to confess despite the consequences. Meanwhile, Ian (Charlie Barnett) is blindsided by an evil truth. Matt Barr, W. Tre Davis, Nigel Thatch, Melissa Roxburgh and Corbin Reid also star. Josh Reims wrote the episode, directed by ...
Valor is new Mondays at 9/8c on The CW, and available next day on The CW App. An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders is sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani ...
Presidents will say “The state of the union is strong” at some point during their address to Congress. Bill Hartung says the state of the “military industrial complex” is strong as well. Listen. Listening... /. 21:35. WestSouthwest with Bill Hartung. Hartung who is Director of the Arms and Security Project at the ...
More than a decade and a half after an American president spoke of 60 or more countries as potential targets, thanks to the invaluable work of a single dedicated group, the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, we finally have a visual representation ...
The Costs of War study at Brown University noted that “future medical and disability costs” for the current wars “will total between $600 billion and $1 trillion.” The already burdened VA health system, now endeavoring to modernize and meet its existing challenges, would be completely overwhelmed by the ...
Robert Elswick continued writing his family in September 1966 from boot camp; sending about nine letters home. In all of the letters they include the one thing he missed the most— his family. Bob and his father had a shared passion for working on cars and racing at National Trails. He always asked in his ...
... of our other military operations are located. According to a new map published this week by the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the U.S. is waging this war on terror in 76 countries – or more simply put, 40 percent of the countries on this planet.


 

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