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Costs of War

U.S. Spent $5.6 Trillion on Wars in Middle East and Asia: Study

November 8, 2017 Wall Street Journal

A new study released by the Costs of War Project projects the U.S. budgetary costs for post-9/11 wars to reach $5.6 trillion by the end of the fiscal year 2018. "The new study...aims to reflect costs the Pentagon doesn’t include in its own calculations, since war costs aren’t borne by the Defense Department alone."