The Three Trillion Dollar WarJoseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and Linda J Bilmes have done an exhaustive study on the real cost of the Iraq war. The book goes into great detail the costs to other nations and the impact on the global economy as well.

More importantly, it assesses the human cost in more detail than anything else I have read. Most certainly this book should be required reading for all returning veterans and their families.