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PROVIDENCE, R.I.-A new study by Brown University shows the cost of the the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as counter terrorism will cost $4 trillion dollars and will have taken the lives of 225,000 people. Yahoo News reports:

The group of economists, anthropologists, lawyers, humanitarian personnel, and political scientists involved in the project estimated that the cost of caring for the veterans injured in the wars will reach $1 trillion in 30 or 40 years. In estimating the $4 trillion total, they did not take into account the $5.3 billion in reconstruction spending the government has promised Afghanistan, state and local contributions to veteran care, interest payments on war debt, or the costs of Medicare for veterans when they reach 65.

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