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US war on terror cost nearly $6 trillion

The so-called US war on terror has led to cost over 800,000 direct war deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East.

According to the latest findings by Watson Institute of International Public Affairs at the United State’s Brown University, more than 147,000 were killed alone in Afghanistan. Nearly 59,000 of them were members of Afghan army and police.

The retaliatory violence gradually spelled over to Pakistan, where as per Brown University findings, 66,000 have been killed since then. Among them were over 9,000 security personnel. The worst humanitarian disaster happened in Iraq where nearly 310,000 were killed, among them were over 200,000 civilians.

The Brown University found that for every American soldiers killed, six Afghan, Pakistani and Iraqi security personnel died while fighting against the militants. According to Brown University’s findings, the US government is conducting so-called counterterror activities in 80 countries.

Indirect deaths are generally estimated to be four times higher which means that total deaths during the post-2001 US wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen are likely to go beyond 3.1 million or more.

The war on terror had a massive cost on the US economy. The Brown University study also pointed out that the so-called war on terror caused the ripple effects on the US economy, which led to job losses and increase in interest rates.

 

 

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