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Iraq, Afghan wars to cost US up to $6 trillion: study

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The Iraq and Afghanistan wars will cost the United States between $4-6 trillion in the long term, constraining the government's budget for decades to come, a study said. 

US soldiers on patrol near Baraki Barak base in Afghanistan's Logar Province, on October 13, 2012. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars will cost the United States between $4-6 trillion in the long term, constraining the government's budget for decades to come, according to a study by Harvard University scholar Linda Bilmes.

Harvard University scholar Linda Bilmes concluded that the United States will face increasing costs to care for an estimated 2.5 million veterans, and to pay down debt incurred by borrowing to pay for the wars.

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