Costs of War Go Up


US BUDGETARY COSTS on Defense and Homeland Security over past 15 years

Budgetary costs of wars in Middle East - $4.79 trillion dollars

US BUDGETARY COSTS The vast economic impact of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan is poorly understood by the US public and policymakers. The attached chart and paper estimate the past and future obligated federal budgetary impact of the wars.

from: http://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/figures

HUMAN COSTS

Humanitarian costs of wars in Middle East - 370,000 lives lost

HUMAN COSTS The number of people killed directly in the violence of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan are approximated here. They, and the additional 800,000 civilians who likely have died as an indirect result of the wars, are estimated and the methods of accounting are described in the attached paper.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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