Paul Lachine




事实上,3年前我和比尔梅斯(Linda Bilmes)计算美国战争成本的时候,我们得出的保守答案是3—5万亿美元。此后战争成本还在进一步积累。大约50%的归国军人有资格获得残疾补助,另有超过60万人在荣军医疗机构就医,因此我们估计,未来残疾补助和医疗成本总数将达到6000—9000亿美元。但社会成本——体现在老兵自杀(近几年平均每天有18起)和家庭破裂上——根本无法计算。

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