Spending Already Underway for Iraq War

The military buildup in the Persian Gulf is already adding to the nation's defense bill. A war in Iraq would bring the total much higher. But increased military spending does not give the same sort of boost to the economy that it once did. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.



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