Photo of the Day II — Happy Hour Edition: May 1, 2013

10TH ANNIVERSARY: This photo shows U.S. President George W. Bush addressing the nation on May 1, 2003, about the Iraq war beneath a banner reading 'Mission Accomplished' aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. A 2013 Brown University report concluded nearly 190,000 people died during the Iraq conflict, including 4,488 U.S. military personnel and 3,400 security contractors. Most of the remaining dead were Iraqis. The Congressional Budget Office projects the total U.S. cost of the war will approach $2 trillion. National security experts say the United States gained very little strategically from the war. (STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

John T. Bennett

John T. Bennett

Bennett is the Editor of Defense News' CongressWatch channel. He has a Masters degree in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
John T. Bennett
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