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Rethink Afghanistan (Part 3): The Cost of War
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Andrew Bacevich is a professor of International Relations & History at Boston University. He has written several books, including The Limits of Power: The End of Military Exceptionalism and The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War.
Dr. Ramazan Bashardost is Afghanistan's former Planning Minister, a current member of parliament and an Independent candidate in the upcoming Presidential Election.
Linda Bilmes is co-author of New York Times bestseller The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict. She is a full-time faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she teaches budgeting, applied budgeting and public finance. Bilmes is widely considered one of the leading experts in US budgeting and public finance. She has held senior positions in government, including Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Commerce, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, and US Representative to several high-ranking commissions.
Pratap Chatterjee is managing editor of CorpWatch, which investigates and exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes, fraud and corruption around the world. Pratap is also an investigative journalist and producer. He is the author of Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation and The Earth Brokers.
Jo Comerford is executive director of the National Priorities Project. National Priorities Project is a research organization that analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. NPP focuses on the impact of federal spending and other policies at the national, state, congressional district and local levels.
Carl Conetta is the Co-Director of the Project on Defense Alternatives.
Anand Gopal is Afghanistan Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.
Lawrence Korb is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and a Senior Advisor to the Center for Defense Information. Dr. Korb served as assistant secretary of defense (manpower, reserve affairs, installations, and logistics) from 1981 through 1985. Dr. Korb has written 20 books and more than 100 articles on national security issues.
Ahmed Rashid is the author of Descent Into Chaos, Taliban.
Rory Stewart is the Coalition Deputy Governor of Maysan and Dhi Qar. Chief Executive of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation. Author of The Places in Between. Fellow of the Carr Centre at Harvard University.
Winslow Wheeler is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information.
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