The following is a partial accounting of financial costs of the 2003 iraq war by the united states and the united kingdom, the two largest non-iraqi participants of. The cost of iraq, afghanistan, and other global war on terror operations since 9/11 amy belasco specialist in us defense policy and. Since 2003, the united states has spent $818 billion to fund the war in iraq -- and counting the initial fight in iraq was meant to cost no more than $60 billion,.
Like the vietnam war before it, the war in iraq was won on the battlefield and then lost by the political leadership in washington. With us forces mired in iraq, the cost of war has escalated but some critics decry the manner in which the war is being funded more than the price tag itself. The us war in iraq has cost $17 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more.
Estimated cost to each us taxpayer of each of the wars in afghanistan, iraq and syria july 2017 the estimated cost of this report or study for the department. This paper attempts to provide a more complete reckoning of the costs of the iraq war, using standard economic and accounting/ budgetary frameworks. The iraq war continues to be a drain on the american taxpayers' pocketbooks so far, the war has cost the united states $1444 billion,. We've spent $6 trillion on the wars in the middle east for example, pinned the cost of the wars in iraq, afghanistan, pakistan and syria at.
But that figure appears to underplay the real cost of war for the coalition forces targeting the islamic state (isis) group in mosul, iraq ahmad. The ravages and costs of war can persist for generations after the material, and political costs of the wars in iraq and afghanistan, and the. The cost of the wars in iraq and afghanistan could reach as high as $6 trillion dollars – or $75000 for every household in america – a new study. The final price tag of the wars in iraq and afghanistan could reach $6 trillion, the staggering costs of the two wars will also boost the debt.
Estimating the costs of war: methodological issues, with applications to iraq and afghanistan joseph e stiglitz and linda j bilmes contents 1. The latter report— the cost of iraq, afghanistan, and other global war on terror operations since 9/11, crs rl33110, december 8,. The cost of us war-making in the 13 years since the september 11 terrorist iraq war $686 billion afghanistan, counter-terror $81 billion.
As the president-elect promises to increase military spending, we must reflect on what comes with war. Neta crawford, codirector of the costs of war project at the brown university graphic showing the summary of us costs of war in iraq,. Cost of iraq war “if we don't stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, then we're going to have a serious problem” — george .