Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies | February 21, 2016
Tanisha Fazal, associate professor of political science and peace studies, has been awarded a research grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation to investigate the human and financial costs of war. Those costs are escalating, she says, despite a reduced fatality count.
“Human fatalities on the battlefield have declined in recent years, largely because of better medical care in conflict zones,” said Fazal. “The U.S. has fewer coffins returning home but many more severely wounded soldiers, many of whom require long-term medical and psychological care.”
The costs of caring for wounded veterans are not traditionally or accurately factored into government assessments, Fazal said.