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  • emFuture of Conservation in Americaem
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    Future of Conservation in America

    Jonathan Jarvis, former director of the National Park Service, offered his thoughts on the current state of the National Park Service and provided a path forward. He was joined in…

  • Discussion on Military Personnel Costs
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    Military Personnel Costs

    Panelists talked about the rising costs of military personnel on active duty. Topics addressed include military compensation, military procurement and overhead costs, and TRICARE costs.…

  • Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
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    Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

    Linda Bilmes talked about her report on the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In the report she concluded that both conflicts would be the most expensive wars in U.S. history, totaling somewhere between $4 - $6…

  • Cost of the Iraq War
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    Cost of the Iraq War

    Linda Bilmes spoke about the costs of the war in Iraq, which she projected to reach $5 trillion. Those projections exceed the original figures in her book The Three Trillion Dollar War, which she co-authored with…

  • emThe Three Trillion Dollar Warem
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    The Three Trillion Dollar War

    Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes talked about the cost of the Iraq War and the economic impact of the war on the U.S. economy and the world. They discussed hidden costs of the war including…

  • Cost of Operations in Iraq
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    Cost of Operations in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about a Congressional Budget Office report that indicated that counterterrorism efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach $2.5 trillion over the next ten years. They also…

  • Veterans Medical Costs
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    Veterans Medical Costs

    Professor Bilmes talked by remote connection from Cambridge, Massachusetts, about her new study on the cost of medical care and benefits for U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.…

  • Cost of Iraq War
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    Cost of Iraq War

    Participating by video feed from Boston, Professor Linda Bilmes, a budget expert, spoke about a report she co-wrote with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Mr. Harleston discussed the recent reaction to the Vioxx verdict with callers on the telephone lines and Linda Bilmes, a lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of…