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Paying the human costs of war

American public opinion and casualties in military conflicts

by Christopher Gelpi

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-282) and index.

StatementChristopher Gelpi, Peter D. Feaver, Jason Reifler
ContributionsFeaver, Peter, Reifler, Jason Aaron, 1972-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUA23 .G535 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 289 p. :
Number of Pages289
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24476200M
ISBN 109780691139029, 9780691139081
LC Control Number2008937647

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Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Ships from and sold by EKER by: 5. Gelpi, Christopher / Feaver, Peter D. / Reifler, Jason Paying the Human Costs of War American Public Opinion and Casualties in Military Conflicts. Human Costs At leastpeople have been killed by direct war violence in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Pakistan.

The number of people who have been wounded or have fallen ill as a result of the conflicts is far higher, as is the number of civilians who have died indirectly as a result of the destruction of hospitals and infrastructure and environmental contamination, among other war-related problems.

Generally, when the term "cost" is brought up in conversation, it is usually assumed as monetary. However, it can also refer to other costs, as is seen here by the tables. The majority of the deaths during the World War II era were civilian deaths, rather than military casualties.

The Costs of War Project is a team of 35 scholars, legal experts, human rights practitioners, and physicians, which began its work in We use research and a public website to facilitate debate about the costs of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. There can be no real statistical measurement of the human and material cost of World War II.

The money cost to governments involved has been estimated at more than $1, but this figure cannot represent the human misery, deprivation, and suffering, the dislocation of peoples and of economic life, or the sheer physical destruction of property that the war involved.

Book Review: Gelpi, C., Feaver, P. D., & Reifler, J. Paying the Human Costs of War: American Public Opinion and Casualties in Military Conflicts. He is the author of six books about war, peace, diplomacy, and economic history, and a bestselling college textbook, International Relations.

Among other awards, his book War and Gender () won the International Studies Association's "Book of the Decade Award" in /5.

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To the UK: Whitehall figures released in June put the combined costs of Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts at £bn. World War I had a profound human cost, both on servicemen and civilians. Conservative estimates put war casualties at 12 million dead and 20 million severely wounded, though in reality both figures should probably be much higher.

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