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Cost Estimates Balloon for War with Iraq

The Bush administration is reluctant to put a price on a war in Iraq, but estimates have soared -- some put the cost at $100 billion. Meanwhile, military buildup in the Persian Gulf already adds to the nation's defense expense. Hear reports from NPR's Jennifer Ludden and NPR's Scott Horsley.

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Jennifer Ludden
Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country. They track the shift to clean energy, state and federal policy moves, and how people and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of climate change.
Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.