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The true cost of US war: $3.7 trillion and 258,000 lives

Stretched: Soldiers from Viper Company stand next to a blackhawk helicopter in Khost.
Stretched: Soldiers from Viper Company stand next to a blackhawk helicopter in Khost.

The cost of U.S. military actions, Us war in Iraq, Us war in Afghanistan and Pakistan will exceed at least $3.7 trillion and counting plus more than 258000 lives.

The staggering bill will exceed $4.4 trillion, with the death toll up to 258,000 people, a study by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies indicated.

Us wars deaths: 224,000 to 258,000 people – including 125,000 civilians in Iraq.

Us wars deaths: 224,000 to 258,000 people have died directly from warfare – including 125,000 civilians in Iraq. Many more have perished indirectly, suffered from the loss of clean drinking water,  and lack of health care and nutrition. Another 365,000 have been wounded and 7.8million – the combined population of many states in America and numerous countries – have become refugees and been displaced.

Us War in Iraq and Afghanistan : Suffering high costs and paying the ultimate price

In the 10 year span since first U.S. troops set foot to Afghanistan to liquidate the Al Qaeda leaders behind the September 11 attacks, spending on the warfares totalled up to $2.7 trillion.

Those numbers will continue to rise when considering often overlooked costs including obligations to wounded veterans and killed troops’ families and projected warfare spending from 2012 through 2020. These numbers also do not include at least $1trillion in interest payments and other expenses.

Us Casualties in Wars

US military deaths in Afghanistan currently lies at 1,534 , wounded Us military members in Afganistan 12,306.

US military deaths in Iraq currently lies at 4,466 , wounded Us military members in Iraq 33,080.

Obama’s Afghanistan troops withdrawal plan wins public support

President Obama‘s plan to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and stop Us war in Afganistan this year and next wins broad approval and support from Americans who desire for the nation’s longest war  to end, a latest polls indicate.

 

 

 

 

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