The War on Terror's Total Cost: $5,900,000,000,000
The National Interest -

Daniel R. DePetris

Security, Middle East

And counting. The real question: Is America any safer?

By any reasonable estimate, the monetary and human costs of the U.S.-led war on terrorism has been considerable. To the political scientists at Brown University, the numbers have been astronomical. The Ivy League university’s Cost of War Project calculates that Washington will spend approximately $5.9 trillion between FY2001-FY2019, a pot of money that includes over $2 trillion in overseas...

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