What Are The Most Expensive Wars In U.S. History?

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The United States is known to exercise its military strength during times of war. So which wars have cost the US the most amount of money?

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Costs of Major U.S. Wars
http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS22926.pdf
“This CRS report provides estimates of the costs of major U.S. wars from the American Revolution through current conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.”

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11
https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf
“… Congress has approved appropriations for the past 13 years of war that total $1.6 trillion for military operations, base support, weapons maintenance, training of Afghan and Iraq security forces, reconstruction, foreign aid, embassy costs, and veterans’ health care for the war operations initiated since the 9/11 attacks.”

Defense spending in the U.S., in four charts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2012/08/28/defense-spending-in-the-u-s-in-four-charts/
“ Defense prices have risen by about 553 percent since 1970, whereas the consumer price index, the most common inflation measure, only grew by about 487 percent.”

Military expenditure (% of GDP)
http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/MS.MIL.XPND.GD.ZS?order=wbapi_data_value_2014+wbapi_data_value+wbapi_data_value-last&sort=desc
“Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities.”

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