Seventy years later

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The Pearl Harbor attacks were 70 years ago today, beginning U.S. military involvement in World War II.

World War II was hugely expensive. Some estimate it would be the equivalent of $5 trillion in today’s dollars. An astounding 60 million people lost their lives during the war.

Today’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken the lives of an estimated 236,000 and will end up costing as much as $4 trillion.

On this day let us remember the tremendous costs of war.


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