Iraq's 100-Year Mortgage

Bilmes, Linda J.
March 2008
Foreign Policy;Mar/Apr2008, Issue 165, p84
The article discusses projections for the cost of caring for U.S. veterans wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Advances in battlefield medicine mean more soldiers and other military personnel are surviving their wounds, but it also means higher medical care costs and disability benefits. Shortfalls in the capacity of U.S. veterans services to cope with the huge volume of medical and mental health problems are discussed.


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