President Trump continues to escalate tensions with Iran, even though he campaigned on ending America's endless wars—for which over 800,000 people have been killed and the U.S. has spent and obligated $6.4 trillion, says the Costs of War Project.
Co-director Neta C. Crawford describes the economic consequences of a war with Iran, which include burdens that Americans have felt for generations—such as care for the veterans of U.S. post-9/11 wars.
In Forbes, contributor William Hartung cites Costs of War Project findings that ending the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan could save between $210 billion and $360 billion over the next four years.
An investigation by The Washington Post found that US officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan, where the US has spent or appropriated between $934 billion and $978 billion, according to an estimate from the Costs of War Project.
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks at Stanford on foreign policy and national security, citing Costs of War estimates that post-9/11 wars have cost the American people over $6.4 trillion dollars and 800,000 lives.