Category: Neta Crawford

The Cost of US Wars Since 9/11: $1.6 Trillion

December 23rd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

The cost of US war-making in the 13 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks reached a whopping $1.6 trillion in 2014, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS)…

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Wars’ Cost to U.S. Since Sept. 11: $1.6 Trillion

December 19th, 2014 in 2014, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and counterterrorism operations have cost the U.S. a combined $1.6 trillion since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a new Congressional Research Service analysis…

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Afghanistan Déjà Vu?

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

As Afghans put their long election saga behind them and evaluate their new two-headed government, the US hopes to end the long war, and draw down to about 10,000 troops. How has the democratization effort fared?…

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Tracking ISIS: Taking on terrorism

September 24th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NECN, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Can the U.S. Afford Another War in Iraq?

August 13th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

Few disagree that the U.S. as a superpower is fulfilling its responsibility in air strikes targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and airdropping food aid to stranded Yazidi Iraqis persecuted by the group. But some are questioning the overall human, political and social costs of such wars and the resources it takes away from the government, especially in job creation back home…

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“Ultimately, the borrowings to pay for the wars will cost more than what we have spent.”

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A Bright Spot On An Anniversary From Hell

October 11th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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By Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

Last weekend four American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, a stiff reminder, if one were needed, of the human toll as we mark another anniversary this week of the start of U.S. fighting in Afghanistan…

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Bad Things Happened: The AfPak War at 12

October 7th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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Co-written by Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

The U.S. will withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 according to the current plan. That year will also mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I…

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America’s Afghan Victims

September 19th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers, The Nation 0 comments

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Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

When an American soldier dies in Afghanistan, his death is not anonymous…

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The Cost of Terror

April 26th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

My print column examines why it is so hard to estimate the economic impact of terrorist attacks, including the bombing of the Boston marathon and follow-up crimes by the bombing suspects earlier this month; and the continued controversy over the cost from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks…

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“In general, ‘spin-off’ effects tend to be less efficiently produced than if someone had directly invested in acquiring that knowledge. On the other hand, would the investment have been made absent the push of an attack or a response to it? I think here of the tremendous advances in trauma treatment and prosthetic devices.”

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Counting vast cost of Iraq War

March 29th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Providence Journal 0 comments

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Co-written by Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

More than 10 years ago, as the U.S. considered an invasion to rid Iraq of Saddam Hussein and to destroy a not yet existing terrorist threat and non-existing weapons of mass destruction there, the war’s advocates assured us of two propositions:…

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