Costs of War co-director Neta Crawford penned this op-ed stating, "War and militarism undermine democratic norms, institutions, and processes. We've underappreciated the post-9/11 wars' effect on our democratic values."
In January 2021, Eric M. Patashnik and Wendy J. Schiller provided commentary on the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. Their insights draws from points made in their recently published edited volume, "Dynamics of American Democracy," (University of Kansas Press).
This article cites Costs of War statistics, "According to the Watson Institute...The post-Sept. 11 approach to foreign policy has cost nearly $3 trillion. Added to that are the $437 billion for medical and disability care for veterans who have served in these wars. Including interest costs and anti-terrorism spending, the cost of post-Sept. 11 wars now exceeds $6.4 trillion."
This article cites Watson's Costs of War Report, "...Has monitored the economic and medical costs of both wars for years. It estimates that the United States will have spent more than $6.4 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan when lifetime medical needs for the veterans who served there are included."
Cited in this article, "According to data compiled by the Costs of War Project at Brown University, Pennsylvania law enforcement entities received military equipment transfers as part of the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program, valued at $19,337,578 in the years after the Sept, 11, 2001, attacks."