This report was first broadcast by Democracy Now on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq invasion. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University and co-director of the Costs of War project, discusses the horrendous costs of the Iraq War on the tenth anniversary of the American invasion.
The Costs of War Project is a team of 35 scholars, legal experts, human rights practitioners, and physicians, which began its work in 2011. They use research and a public website to facilitate debate about the costs of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. There are many hidden or unacknowledged costs of the United States’ decision to respond to the 9/11 attacks with military force. The Cost of War project aims to foster democratic discussion of these wars by providing the fullest possible account of their human, economic, and political costs, and to foster better informed public policies.