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Jun 14th, 2019 at 3:47pm
 
America has spent $5.9 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, a new study say


KEY POINTS

- The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001.

- The figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is not borne by the Defense Department alone.

- The report also finds that more than 480,000 people have died from the wars and more than 244,000 civilians have been killed as a result of fighting. Additionally, another 10 million people have been displaced due to violence.


WASHINGTON — The U.S. wars and military action in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001, according to a new study.

That total is almost $2 trillion more than all federal government spending during the recently completed 2017-18 fiscal year.

The report, from Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University, also finds that more than 480,000 people have died as a direct result of fighting. Over 244,000 civilians have been killed. Another 10 million people have been displaced due to violence.

The $5.9 trillion figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is not borne by the Defense Department alone, according to Neta Crawford, the study’s author.

In addition to the money spent by the Pentagon, Crawford says the report captures the “war-related spending by the Department of State, past and obligated spending for war veterans’ care, interest on the debt incurred to pay for the wars, and the prevention of and response to terrorism by the Department of Homeland Security.”

It breaks down like this, according to Crawford and the report:

Total U.S. war-related spending through fiscal year 2019 is $4.9 trillion.
The other $1 trillion reflects estimates for the cost of health care for post-9/11 veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will be responsible for serving more than 4.3 million veterans by 2039.
What’s more, longer wars will also increase the number of service members who will ultimately claim veterans benefits and disability payments.

The U.S. government spent $4.1 trillion during fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30, according to the Treasury Department.

The Defense Department accounted for 14.7 percent of that, and the Department of Veterans Affairs accounted for 4.4 percent.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that the cost has been $5.9 trillion, according to the study.


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/14/us-has-spent-5point9-trillion-on-middle-east-asi...
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Re: US spent $5.9 trillion on war since 2001
Reply #1 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 10:03pm
 
Tell me why we invaded Iraq, I am sure my opinion is different than most. It wasn't to steal their oil, Kuwait started it all by doing the stealing from them leading to the first Gulf War. It wasn't because of "weapons of mass destruction" they didn't have to turn over to NATO. They had no part in the 911 attack. How much has that major mistake caused Taxpayers?
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Reply #2 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 7:05am
 
mortdooley wrote on Jun 14th, 2019 at 10:03pm:
Tell me why we invaded Iraq, I am sure my opinion is different than most. It wasn't to steal their oil, Kuwait started it all by doing the stealing from them leading to the first Gulf War. It wasn't because of "weapons of mass destruction" they didn't have to turn over to NATO. They had no part in the 911 attack. How much has that major mistake caused Taxpayers?

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Reply #3 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 9:49am
 
mortdooley wrote on Jun 14th, 2019 at 10:03pm:
Tell me why we invaded Iraq, I am sure my opinion is different than most. It wasn't to steal their oil, Kuwait started it all by doing the stealing from them leading to the first Gulf War. It wasn't because of "weapons of mass destruction" they didn't have to turn over to NATO. They had no part in the 911 attack. How much has that major mistake caused Taxpayers?


I'll tell you why, Mort. Some Saudi towel heads attacked New York. You got them back in Iraq.

That was your case at the time, right? Get Islam?
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Reply #4 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 6:20pm
 
mothra wrote on Jun 14th, 2019 at 3:47pm:
America has spent $5.9 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, a new study say


KEY POINTS

- The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001.

- The figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is not borne by the Defense Department alone.

- The report also finds that more than 480,000 people have died from the wars and more than 244,000 civilians have been killed as a result of fighting. Additionally, another 10 million people have been displaced due to violence.


WASHINGTON — The U.S. wars and military action in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001, according to a new study.

That total is almost $2 trillion more than all federal government spending during the recently completed 2017-18 fiscal year.

The report, from Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University, also finds that more than 480,000 people have died as a direct result of fighting. Over 244,000 civilians have been killed. Another 10 million people have been displaced due to violence.

The $5.9 trillion figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is not borne by the Defense Department alone, according to Neta Crawford, the study’s author.

In addition to the money spent by the Pentagon, Crawford says the report captures the “war-related spending by the Department of State, past and obligated spending for war veterans’ care, interest on the debt incurred to pay for the wars, and the prevention of and response to terrorism by the Department of Homeland Security.”

It breaks down like this, according to Crawford and the report:

Total U.S. war-related spending through fiscal year 2019 is $4.9 trillion.
The other $1 trillion reflects estimates for the cost of health care for post-9/11 veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will be responsible for serving more than 4.3 million veterans by 2039.
What’s more, longer wars will also increase the number of service members who will ultimately claim veterans benefits and disability payments.

The U.S. government spent $4.1 trillion during fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30, according to the Treasury Department.

The Defense Department accounted for 14.7 percent of that, and the Department of Veterans Affairs accounted for 4.4 percent.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that the cost has been $5.9 trillion, according to the study.


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/14/us-has-spent-5point9-trillion-on-middle-east-asi...


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Reply #5 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 6:04pm
 


Russian Su-27 fighter ‘intercepts’ US B-52H strategic bomber
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Reply #6 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 7:13pm
 
it_is_the_light wrote on Jun 18th, 2019 at 6:04pm:


Russian Su-27 fighter ‘intercepts’ US B-52H strategic bomber


How many of these will it take to get rid of the Muslims and their apologists, dear one?

At least until we can work out what the hell is going on?
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Reply #7 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 12:12am
 
Wasn't it Jack Ma who remarked that America misspent on war instead of investing in high-speed rail, health care and other infrastructure? China isn't wasting its fortune on war.
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Reply #8 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 4:30am
 
Before WW2 America had a policy of isolationism.
Isolationists advocated non-involvement in European and Asian conflicts
and non-entanglement in international politics.

We all know what happened as a result - WW2.

Since then the Yanks have been the world's policeman.

However - it's cost them too much money.
We may be in trouble if they go back to being isolationists.

I would prefer to have arms treaties to limit
the size of the military all around the world
so that we don't get huge armies & navies building up
with the resultant tensions.
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Reply #9 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 4:54am
 
All Trump has to do is revalue the Iraqi Dinar they decimated after invasion, he is a businessman.. so watch for this .. before that
https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-hms-vf-au&ei=ijMJXavuDsPHrQHPmJj...
You would need near 4 USD for 1 Dinar .. look at the price of the dinar now ..

https://www.google.com/search?q=iraqi+dinar+to+usd&oq=iraqi&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j6...
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