Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Visions of war and wealth in the Middle East

August 9, 2018 Foreign Policy in Focus

An analysis of U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan argues that it is part of a long-term strategy to gain regional influence and access to resources. The article cites the Costs of War Project, which estimates that more than 100,000 people have died in the war in Afghanistan and about 200,000 people have died in the war in Iraq.