Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

The War Piece to End All War Pieces

August 16, 2018 TomDispatch

Costs of War study cited on TomDispatch, "Thanks to [Osama bin Laden's] “precision” weaponry -- those 19 suicidal hijackers in commercial jets -- the nearly 17 years of wars he's sparked across much of the Muslim world cost a man from one of Saudi Arabia’s wealthiest families a mere $400,000 to $500,000. They’ve cost American taxpayers, minimally, $5.6 trillion dollars with no end in sight."