April 5, 2019

Study: War on terror has cost us $5.6 trillion

Portside -According to estimates by the Costs of War project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the war on terror has cost Americans a staggering $5.6 trillion since 2001, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan.

$5.6 trillion. This figure includes not just the Pentagon’s war fund, but also future obligations such as social services for an ever-growing number of post-9/11 veterans.

It means Americans spend $32 million per hour, according to a counter by the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

1 comment:

Tom Puckett said...

So, $32M / hour for 320M people is 10¢ per hour for every person in the United States, or is my math in error?

If its correct, that's $876 for everyone for one year (8,760 hours in a year)...

Hummm, Tom