Military Headline News: Gov Going After Vet Benefits, War Costs Top $4 Trillion

0
594

Rick Rogers – Military Headline News.

 
[audio:http://defensetracker.com/archives/milmin422013.mp3]
The latest cost projections for the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are much higher than the last
A new Harvard University study predicts the final price tag to be $4 to $6 trillion. By comparison the entire federal budget this year is $3.8 trillion.

Health care and disability benefits will account for the bulk of that expense and won’t fully hit for decades.
Last month Brown University pegged the wars’ costs about $2 trillion.
Veteran groups are circling the wagons to stop attempts to calculate future veterans’ benefits using a formula that now adjusts Social Security payments
That calculation would slow benefit increases.
One minute, 26-year-old Sgt. Michael Cable was playing with children in Afghanistan, the next he was bleeding to death
A teenager stabbed Cable from Philpot, Ken., in the neck.
The American death toll in Afghanistan rose to 14 in March.
 

ATTENTION READERS
Due to the nature of independent content, VT cannot guarantee content validity.
We ask you to Read Our Content Policy so a clear comprehension of VT's independent non-censored media is understood and given its proper place in the world of news, opinion and media.

All content is owned by author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.

About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy