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Trending Globally: Politics and Policy - Trending Globally: Politics & Policy 8th September 2021
After 20 Years, Measuring the True Costs of America’s Post-9/11 Wars
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After 20 Years, Measuring the True Costs of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

This fall marks the 20th year of American military engagement abroad following the events of 9/11. This year Trending Globally is teaming up with scholars at the Costs of War project to explore the effects of two decades of war. The Costs of War project is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who have stepped in where the government has often failed, working to measure the true financial, human, political, and environmental costs of America’s post-9/11 wars. 

On this episode Sarah Baldwin ’87 talks with Stephanie Savell, one of the project’s directors, about how the organization started and why its work is more necessary than ever. Dan Richards talks with David Vine about one of the most heartbreaking costs of these wars: the more than 38 million people who have been displaced from their homes in countries including Afghanistan and Iraq.

Learn more about the Costs of War Project. 

Learn more about and purchase David Vine’s book ​​The United States of War

A Global History of America's Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State.

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