Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

The Financial Cost of 16 Years in Afghanistan

August 22, 2017 CNN

CNN cites Neta Crawford, Co-Director of the Costs of War Project, who estimates that roughly $2 trillion has been spent so far on the war in Afghanistan. "But even that figure leaves out some key expenses, such as the future costs of interest Americans will owe for the money borrowed to finance the war in Afghanistan. That alone could add trillions of dollars to the total tab."