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Costs of War

Here's How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone to Wars

September 27, 2017 Defense One

This article describes a Pentagon study that says that the average American taxpayer has spent $7,500 on combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, but qualifies this number by saying it would be far higher if the study had used Costs of War Project estimates of dollars spent on these wars, which are much more comprehensive than the figures used by the Pentagon.