For 17 years, the United States spent on military operations in the middle East almost 6 trillion dollars

The US has spent $ 5.9 trillion on military operations since 2001. This is stated in a joint report of the Washington Institute for middle East policy and brown University, reports “Anadolu”.

The report States that in 2001-2018 the Pentagon allocated $ 1,895 trillion for possible military operations abroad, and the us state Department allocated $ 127 billion.

For example, military operations carried out in Iraq since 2003 have taken $ 822 billion, operations in Afghanistan since 2002 — $ 975 billion, in Pakistan — $ 10 billion, operations in Syria — $ 54 billion (since 2014). 23 billion dollars went to operation “Noble eagle”, which the United States conducted in 2001 together with Canada.

In addition, the report notes that the Pentagon over the years increased its budget due to the wars by 918 billion dollars.

The cost of treatment and social security for soldiers injured in armed conflicts after 11 September was $ 353 billion.

According to experts, more than 480 thousand people, 244 thousand of whom are civilians, were killed as a result of the fighting over the years. About 10 million people were forced to change their place of residence.

Provided that the fighting will end by 2023, the total cost, according to experts, will be at least 6.7 trillion dollars, excluding interest on debt.

According to TASS, in March 2018, the Pentagon cited data according to which Washington has spent $ 1.5 trillion on warfare since the September 11 attacks in the US. According to experts, this amount reflects only part of the money spent.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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