Longtime correspondant Kevin Maurer returns to Afghanistan and evalutes the U.S. war effort, which left 2,400 U.S. service members dead and more than 20,000 wounded, according to a report from the Costs of War Project.
The Cost of War Project argues that official U.S. figures for the military expenditure in Afghanistan are a substantial underestimate, says BBC News article on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's $500bn estimate.
TheNew York Times' Editorial Board argues that "American foreign policy is overdue for a rebalancing" while citing the Cost of War Project's estimated $5.9 trillion cost of post-9/11 counterrorism efforts.
The Costs of War Project has shown the devastating health effects resulting from conflict-related environmental pollution in Iraq, says Vox article discussing a proposed plan to hold governments responsible for environmental damage in war zones.
"Just as there is no such thing as a green war, there is likewise no way to confront climate change unless we confront the war machine, and vice versa," says Truthout article in response to the Cost of War Project's recent climate change report.
The Costs of War Project has estimated that at least 480,000 people have been killed as a direct result of the U.S.-led war on terror, says Truthout article discussing the intersection of trans and queer identity and the military.
William D. Hartung uses Costs of War data to argue in favor of restoring Congress' constitutional authority to prevent the executive branch from launching unnecessary "wars of choice"--like the U.S. intervention in Iraq.