Published on Xinhuanet.com /english, June 29, 2011.
WASHINGTON, June 29 (Xinhua) — The United States could end up spending as much as 4.4 trillion dollars on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, a new research report estimates.
Nearly 10 years after a U.S. declaration of a war on terror, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have cost the U.S. between 2.3 trillion dollars to 2.7 trillion dollars, according to the report from Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies.
The report not only covered direct costs of post-9/11 wars, but also included costs of caring for current and future war veterans and projected war spending from 2012 to 2020.
The final price tag for the wars will range from 3.7 trillion dollars to 4.4 trillion dollars, the report estimated … (full text).