DAS KAPITAL: US Has Spent $5,900,000,000,000 On War Since 2001 – By Jason Ditz

Source – antiwar.com

“…It is only when one considers the cost of medical and disability care for soldiers, and future such costs, along with things like the interest on the extra money borrowed for the wars, that the true cost becomes clear”

US Has Spent $5,900,000,000,000 On War Since 2001 – By Jason Ditz

A new report from Brown University is aiming to provide a close estimate of the cost of the overall cost to the US government of its myriad post-9/11 wars and assorted global wars on terror. The estimate is that $5.933 trillion has been spent through fiscal year 2019.

This is, of course, vastly higher than official figures, owing to the Pentagon trying to oversimplify the costs into simply overseas contingency operations. It is only when one considers the cost of medical and disability care for soldiers, and future such costs, along with things like the interest on the extra money borrowed for the wars, that the true cost becomes clear.

That sort of vast expenditure is only the costs and obligations of the wars so far, and with little sign of them ending, they are only going to grow. In particular, a generation of wars is going to further add to the medical costs for veterans’ being consistently deployed abroad.

Starting in late 2001, the US has engaged in wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere around the world. Many of those wars have become more or less permanent operations, with no consideration of ending them under any circumstances.

Those wishing to read the report can find it here

https://news.antiwar.com/2018/11/14/study-us-has-spent-5-9-trillion-on-wars-since-2001/

2 thoughts on “DAS KAPITAL: US Has Spent $5,900,000,000,000 On War Since 2001 – By Jason Ditz

  1. Pingback: DAS KAPITAL: Les États-Unis ont dépensé 5,9 milliards de dollars en guerre depuis 2001 – Par Jason Ditz | RIELPOLITIK – DE LA GRANDE VADROUILLE A LA LONGUE MARGE

  2. The green section in the pie chart is non existent for a monetary sovereign government. All government spending comes from “thin air” They spend – deficit spend- all money into existence. so for every government expense the deficit spend pays the bill and the money goes out into the non government sector.
    The usual rules of Congress approving the spending are mostly not followed as it would make the budget deficit look too large. So some of the spending is ‘off the record’. It includes all pensions and welfare costs for veterans, all black ops and much more besides. So, does the pie chart sum all the known costs or just those above water?.

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