Contributor William Hartung cites the Costs of War Project's estimate that shifting $125 billion per year from the Pentagon to green manufacturing would result in a net increase of 250,000 jobs nationwide.
Co-director Neta C. Crawford writes in Defense One on the $838 billion in "emergency" and "overseas contingency operation" funding and $59 billion spent by the State Department and USAID on Iraq and Syria.
Costs of War Project co-director Neta Crawford estimates that the Defense Department, State Department, and U.S. Agency for International Development have spent or appropriated up to $978 billion since 2001, cites Post Register.
President Trump continues to escalate tensions with Iran, even though he campaigned on ending America's endless wars—for which over 800,000 people have been killed and the U.S. has spent and obligated $6.4 trillion, says the Costs of War Project.
Co-director Neta C. Crawford describes the economic consequences of a war with Iran, which include burdens that Americans have felt for generations—such as care for the veterans of U.S. post-9/11 wars.