Research Paper
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War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives

Authors
Carl Kaysen, Steven E. Miller, Martin B. Malin, William D. Nordhaus, and John David Steinbruner
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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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.