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Costs of War

Seventeen Years After 9/11, Pentagon Report Ignores Trillions of Dollars Spent on Endless War

September 11, 2018 Common Dreams

The Pentagon's estimate of how much the War on Terror has cost since 9/11 - $1.5 trillion -- is making headlines, despite independent estimates such as that by the Watson Institute's Costs of War Project that have pegged the figure far higher, at $5.6 trillion. This article details why the Costs of War Project's figures are far higher than the government's.