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another way to tell you are dealing
with someone who does not know what fun is

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costs of major US wars

November 2008

DoD spending on the war in Iraq has nearly matched the cost of the war in Vietnam, according to a new Congressional Research Service analysis of the financial costs of wars throughout United States history.

Total post-911 United States military spending has exceeded the cost of Vietnam by a considerable margin.

The ongoing war in Iraq has incurred an estimated $648 billion to date, and total post-911 military spending including the Iraq War, Afghanistan and other terrorism related military expenditures has reached $859 billion.

The Vietnam War (1965-1975) cost an estimated $686 billion in 2008 dollars.

The total cost of the American Revolution (1775-1783) was $101 million, or about $1.8 billion in 2008 dollars and less than 1% of gross domestic product.

The cost of World War II (1941-1945) was about $4.1 trillion in 2008 dollars, and consumed a massive 35.8% of gross domestic product.

The Iraq war took 6.2% of gross domestic product in 2008.

"All estimates are of the costs of military operations only and do not include costs of veterans benefits, interest paid for borrowing money to finance wars, or assistance to allies," the CRS report indicated.

Costs of Major United States Wars, Congressional Research Service, July 24, 2008



"The Pentagon's new Defense Media Activity (DMA) -- which "combines formerly separate Pentagon media organizations, such as the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, the Stars and Stripes newspaper, and the Pentagon Channel" -- needs someone to run it.

The Defense Department is looking for an "energetic and imaginative executive" to oversee "2,400 military, government and contract employees around the world and a budget of more than $225 million."

The DMA is tasked with communicating "messages and themes" from Pentagon officials and providing "a wide variety of information products" to Pentagon staff, servicemembers and their families, veterans and "external audiences."

The DMA also provides "high quality visual information products, including Combat Camera imagery depicting United States military activities and operations."

According to the Army Times, "development of the group and its first-year budget has been given to Bryan Whitman, since the job of his supervisor ... is vacant."

Whitman's name frequently appears in the Pentagon pundits documents.

The DMA "will not include the America Supports You public relations program," which is currently under investigation for funneling PR and marketing contracts through Stars and Stripes.

Whitman said America Supports You "wasn't placed under the DMA because it is not of the same 'nature' as other external information programs." - Washington Post, August 25, 2008

Veteran Pentagon consultant Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board, told his fellow panelists that the new president's inner circle should "set aside time in transition to identify the planning, gravitas and interagency process necessary to respond to a likely first-270-day crisis."






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