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War's 'hidden cost' called heavy

Billions eyed to replenish forces

By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / January 14, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- A forthcoming request for additional funds to continue waging war in Iraq will not begin to address the "hidden cost" of the conflict, according to Pentagon officials and other government authorities who say that tens of billions of dollars more will eventually be needed to repair or replace heavily used equipment and to compensate for the wear and ... (Full article: 1025 words)

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