What would you like to see happen with these numbers? For you, what would the best use be?
I'd like us to have contributed to greater Understanding of the Costs and Consequences of War. Not just these Wars, but to think about every War more comprehensively. To think about the direct Costs in terms of Lives and Budget. But also, indirect ripple Effects over the long run.
And how would that change the Dialogue on War?
Often, People are convinced that and the Governments want them to be convinced that Wars will be quick and it'll be inexpensive. And perhaps somebody else, like the Japanese or whoever, might pay for the War. Or the Oil Revenue will pay for the War. And Experience shows that every War, you underestimate the Costs, you underestimate, the States underestimate the Resistance of others to being occupied. And Wars costs more and lasts longer.