The Pentagon says a war on Iraq would cost at least $60 billion dollars, but other estimates for the total cost of war and occupation afterward start at $95 billion. A panel talks about the developing estimates, the military plans they’re based on, and why the numbers are sparking renewed debate between the White House and Congressional Democrats.


  • Gordon Adams director of security policy studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and former senior White House defense budget official in the Clinton administration
  • Loren Thompson chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute

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