“War against Terrorism” To Exceed Cost of World War II



The cost to the US of its military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the related military expenditure in Pakistan, is due to surpass 4 trillion dollars- three times more than the amount authorized so far by Congress in 10 years since 9/11. This staggering amount emerges from a recent study at the Ivy-league Brown University. If the study is correct, the conflicts that flowed after the 9/11 tragedy will not only be the longest in America’s history but also the most expensive. At 4 trillion dollars and counting, their combined expenditure is approaching that of World War II, put at around 4.1 trillion dollars in today’s price by Congressional Budget Office.


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