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Costs of War

The Costs of War Project is a team of over 40 scholars, legal experts, human rights practitioners, and physicians, which began its work in 2011. We use research and a public website to facilitate debate about the costs of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the related violence in Pakistan and Syria.

There are many hidden or unacknowledged costs of the United States’ decision to respond to the 9/11 attacks with military force. We aim 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.


Participant: Catherine LUTZ
Dept. of Anthropology and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs | Brown University
Presentation: Bureaucratic Weaponry and the Production of Ignorance in Military Operations on Guam