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Report: Decade's War, Security Spending Could Total $4.4 Trillion03:41

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A new report co-authored by a Boston University professor tries for the first time to tally the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as fighting in Pakistan and money spent on Homeland Security.

The review by the Costs of War project says the final bill will be at least $3.7 trillion, and maybe as high as $4.4 trillion. That's trillion, with a "t."

BU political science professor Neta Crawford co-directed the project and joined WBUR Wednesday to discuss the findings.

This program aired on June 29, 2011.

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Steve Brown is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR's senior State House reporter.


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