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Costs of War

Full cost of U.S. wars overseas approached $6 trillion

November 8, 2017 Military Times

A new study released by the Costs of War Project estimates the U.S. budgetary costs for post-9/11 wars will reach $5.6 trillion by the end of the fiscal year 2018. "Overseas combat operations since 2001 have cost the United States an estimated $4.3 trillion so far, and trillions more in veterans benefits spending in years to come, according to the latest analysis from the Costs of War project."