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"War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives"

"War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives"

Occasional Paper, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

December 2002

Authors: Carl Kaysen, Steven E. Miller, Director, International Security Program; Editor-in-Chief, International Security; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Martin B. Malin, Executive Director, Project on Managing the Atom, William D. Nordhaus, John D. Steinbruner, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1973-1977

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A December 2002 report, published under the auspices of the Academy’s Committee on International Security Studies (CISS), finds that the political, military, and economic consequences of war with Iraq could be extremely costly to the United States. William D. Nordhaus (Yale University) estimates the economic costs of war with Iraq in scenarios that are both favorable and unfavorable to the United States. Steven E. Miller (Harvard University) considers a number of potentially disastrous military and strategic outcomes of war for the United States that have received scant public attention. Carl Kaysen (MIT), John D. Steinbruner (University of Maryland),and Martin B. Malin (American Academy) examine the broader national security strategy behind the move toward a preventive war against Iraq.


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For Academic Citation:

Kaysen, Carl, Steven E. Miller, Martin B. Malin, William D. Nordhaus, and John D. Steinbruner. "War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives." Occasional Paper, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, MA, December 2002.

Document Length: 93 pp.

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