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A study showing the size of America's spending on its wars in Iraq and three countries since 2001

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A study showing the size of America's spending on its wars in Iraq and three countries since 2001

Post  RamblerNash on Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:38 pm

A study showing the size of America's spending on its wars in Iraq and three countries since 2001

Editor Mustafa Saad - Thursday, November 9,

Alsumaria News / Baghdad
showed a recent US study recently released, that the expenses of the United States for its wars in Iraq and Syria , and Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2001, will reach $ 5.6 trillion; by the end of the fiscal year (September 30) 2018. The

figure mentioned above the official Ministry figures US defense " Pentagon " more than three times.

The study, commissioned by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs of the University of Brown (US) in particular, estimated that these wars cost every American taxpayers $ 23,386, since the September 2001 attacks on the United States.

On June 30, the Pentagon announced that wars in the Middle East and Asia had cost Washington $ 1.5 trillion since 2001.

"The US wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and increasing spending," said Nita Crawford, co-director of the War Expenditures Project at the Watson Institute. On internal security, defense ministries, foreign affairs and veterans since the Sept. 11 attacks, has cost more than $ 4.3 trillion by fiscal year 2017. "

"Potential expenditures up to fiscal year 2018 will exceed $ 5.6 trillion," she said.

This came at a time when the US administration led by President Donald Trump in August announced a new strategy in Afghanistan to send more troops, and put increasing pressure on Pakistan, which Trump called to stop harboring "terrorists."

"The American people should know the real costs of those missed opportunities and opportunities," said Catherine Lutz, professor of international studies at Brown University who co-authored the study.

"Given that the current administration has announced engagement for more years in the war in Afghanistan and elsewhere, that total cost will increase."

The study showed that the amount of Al5.6 trillion dollars, "does not include funds committed by the United States operations in the Horn of Africa, Uganda and sub - Saharan Africa and the Caribbean and Central America in the framework of Operation Enduring Freedom" launched by former President George W. Bush in 2001. "

They noted That these expenditures also do not include funds, allocated for the implementation of air strikes against the organization "Dahesh"

There was no immediate comment from the Pentagon on the data.


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