Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Trump Vows Quick Exit From Syria

April 3, 2018 The Wall Street Journal

President Trump said on Tuesday that he wanted the U.S. military to "bring our troops back home" from Syria and "start rebuilding our nation." He has claimed that the U.S. has spent $7 trillion in the Middle East since 2001; the Cost of War Project estimates the U.S. has spent $1.8 trillion in direct costs and $4.3 trillion in direct and indirect costs.