Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan Have Cost the US Nearly $5 Trillion

September 12, 2016 The Fiscal Times

"Almost 7,000 U.S. troops have been killed since the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq began, and about 210,000 civilians in those two countries and Pakistan have lost their lives as a result of the fighting, according to Brown University’s Watson Institute. In addition, nearly 7,000 contractors working for the U.S. and its allies have died. In all, roughly 370,000 people have died as a direct result of the fighting."