Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2016

Subject: LCSH

War--Economic aspects, War on Terrorism, 2001-2009

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice | Military, War, and Peace

Abstract

Spending almost US $700 billion to combat insurgents in Afghanistan, the U.S. population should be hopeful that they “bought” something of value as the Afghan War concludes. This exploratory study focuses on evaluating operations within Afghanistan by accounting for enemy and civilian losses. Integration of civilian losses offers an opportunity to evaluate operations that represent societal losses to the Afghan people. Regression estimates using zero-inflated negative-binomial models indicate that military operations resulted in more civilian casualties than enemy losses.

Comments

This article was published open access by Sage at dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244016640590 . Asthappan, Jibey (2016). "The Cost of War: Weighing Civilian Losses in the Afghan War." SAGE Open 6(1): 1–9.

DOI

10.1177/2158244016640590

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Publisher Citation

Asthappan, Jibey (2016). "The Cost of War: Weighing Civilian Losses in the Afghan War." SAGE Open 6(1): 1–9.

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