The “war on terror” has lasted more than a decade and it has become a huge cost. So how much has the US spent fighting in the Middle East?
The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11
“With enactment of the FY2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act on January 1, 2014 (H.R. 3547/P.L. 113-73), Congress has approved appropriations for the past 13 years of war […]”
The Cost of US Wars Since 9/11: $1.6 Trillion
“The cost of US war-making in the 13 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks reached a whopping $1.6 trillion in 2014, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).”
Americans have yet to grasp the horrific magnitude of the ‘war on terror’
“Even as the U.S. expands its military involvement in the Middle East and delays the troop drawdown from Afghanistan, the staggering human toll of the U.S. “war on terrorism” remains poorly understood.”
The $5 Trillion War on Terror
“Last week, the Pentagon told you the costs of the war on terror had eclipsed $1 trillion.”
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