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Experts: US spent over $ 5 trillion on the “war on terror”

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American taxpayers paid over $ 5,6 trillion dollars for the “war on terrorism” around the world, reports The Nation, citing the results of a study of Costs of War, conducted by a team of experts from Brown University, USA.




The report notes that this amount may be lower than real costs.

"So, in December, Donald Trump published a post on Twitter, which said that Washington" foolishly spent seven trillion in the Middle East. " This phrase confirms Costs of War's predictions that by the middle of the century the cost of fighting militants will reach almost 8 trillions of dollars, ”the article quotes. RIA News.

According to the study, the US military presence in one form or another remains in 76 countries - “they include both territories where the Air Force makes regular air strikes and countries where American specialists train local troops.”

However, the effectiveness of the Pentagon’s actions causes great doubts among specialists.

Great cities have become piles of stones, tens of millions of people have left their homes, millions of refugees continue to cross borders, disturbing peace in other countries, they state.

At the same time, experts point out that "in the United States there is practically no debate about the costs of the war on terrorism and the final results of the interventions." In their opinion, this is due to the specific nature of the conflict, in which there are no clearly marked fronts and borders.
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  1. sir_obs
    sir_obs 9 January 2018 09: 38
    +9
    Well, it’s not an expensive thing to arm and equip terrorists
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 9 January 2018 09: 49
      11
      US taxpayers have paid more than $ 5,6 trillion. dollars for the “war on terrorism” around the world,

      But for some reason, to the place where these fighters against terrorism come, terrorism flourishes. request
      1. Going
        Going 9 January 2018 09: 51
        +7
        They invested very "well" and are waiting for dividends.
        1. oleg-gr
          oleg-gr 9 January 2018 09: 53
          +3
          These costs are not the last. How much more needs to be done “useful” for bandits.
        2. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 9 January 2018 09: 54
          +4
          Victor, Vlad - welcome! hi drinks These striped skunks will not regret as much (or even more) to preserve their influence and barmaley. Figley: the machine is on its side - just print. fool
          1. Going
            Going 9 January 2018 09: 59
            +4
            Hello Pasha! hi , and they do not pay attention to prices, all for the sake of purpose.
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 9 January 2018 10: 07
              +2
              In their "exceptional" mattresses do not know how to hold it, than they drive nails into the coffin themselves. And it’s okay, they would only drive themselves to the grave, because all who can be pulled along with them. negative
            2. LSA57
              LSA57 9 January 2018 10: 14
              +2
              Quote: Going
              and they do not pay attention to prices, all for the sake of purpose.

              end justifies the means. true, they don’t always lol
              1. The black
                The black 9 January 2018 10: 49
                +1
                Experts: US spent over $ 5 trillion on the “war on terror”

                This business is beneficial - to "fight" with terrorism. So it turns out who is the richest in America - the "fighters" with terrorism !!! laughing
            3. svd-xnumx
              svd-xnumx 9 January 2018 21: 39
              0
              and they do not pay attention to prices, all for the sake of purpose.
              So basically they left this money inside their country by buying weapons from their companies, and even attracted third-party buyers by stirring up the “hives” at their borders.
        3. zhekazs
          zhekazs 9 January 2018 10: 01
          +1
          The managers apparently counted incorrectly, like a negative trade balance, and they consider losses that cannot be compensated by the sale of weapons. This means that this year they will spoil even more vigorously all over the world.
        4. tol100v
          tol100v 9 January 2018 10: 08
          +1
          Quote: Going
          They invested very "well" and are waiting for dividends.

          They spent it only on the “struggle”, and on training five times more!
      2. LSA57
        LSA57 9 January 2018 10: 12
        +1
        Quote: vlad66
        But for some reason, to the place where these fighters against terrorism come, terrorism flourishes.

        therefore, it blooms that it is watered with a green rain
      3. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 9 January 2018 11: 36
        +2
        Now it’s clear how much this bearded music costs))
  2. jolly deckhand
    jolly deckhand 9 January 2018 09: 43
    +1
    “So, in December, Donald Trump posted a post on Twitter stating that Washington“ stupidly spent seven trillion in the Middle East. ” This phrase confirms the forecasts of Costs of War, according to which by the middle of the century, the cost of fighting against militants will reach almost $ 8 trillion. "
    Did they spend 8 lards? For several soldiers they trained and fled in the first battle? laughing
    1. just exp
      just exp 9 January 2018 10: 11
      +1
      not lard, but 8 trillion, that’s 8 thousand lard.
  3. flicker
    flicker 9 January 2018 09: 43
    +3
    And how much did the US cost to equip the terrorists?
  4. Vasya353
    Vasya353 9 January 2018 09: 47
    +6
    Experts: the United States spent more than $ 5 trillion on the “war on terrorism”
    Mistake !!! To support terrorism.
    1. zhekazs
      zhekazs 9 January 2018 10: 04
      0
      Amerzoid first incites, then sells weapons to both warring. And then, apparently, it turned out - the right hand does not know what the left is doing, they miscalculated a little. But these will take their grandmas away, who would doubt it.
  5. Vard
    Vard 9 January 2018 09: 51
    +2
    I recall one joke from the times of the USSR .. And such a struggle for peace will begin ... That there will be no stone on a stone ...
  6. svp67
    svp67 9 January 2018 09: 52
    +1
    I did not understand. Will the US spend 5 trillion on the fight against terrorism, or will it spend this money on joint actions with terrorism?
  7. Same lech
    Same lech 9 January 2018 09: 56
    +2
    According to the study, the US military presence in one form or another remains in 76 countries - “they include both territories where the Air Force makes regular air strikes and countries where American specialists train local troops.”
    The load on the country is colossal ... I think the United States will inevitably expect the collapse of the USSR with such an overload of problems.
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 9 January 2018 10: 16
      +1
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      I think the United States will inevitably expect the collapse of the USSR with such an overload of problems.

      Nope. while they have a printing press in their pocket, they are invulnerable
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 9 January 2018 10: 23
        0
        Nope. while they have a printing press in their pocket, they are invulnerable

        smile Are they invulnerable than the LORD OF GOD ...

        what it’s necessary ... a printing press solves all problems ... a magic pot of cooking ... dollars smile continuous fairy tale.

        1. LSA57
          LSA57 9 January 2018 10: 53
          +1
          Quote: The same LYOKHA
          it’s necessary ... the printing press solves all problems ... cook a magic pot ... dollars is a fairy tale.

          of course decides. do not break your head where to take the money for the same bribery of vassals.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 9 January 2018 10: 02
    +5
    US taxpayers have paid more than $ 5,6 trillion. dollars for the “war on terrorism”

    ... yeah, a paint tank and two paper cars ...
    1. Azim77
      Azim77 9 January 2018 11: 17
      0
      This is what a cost-effective printing house is: the more it leaves after scrap shipment, the greater the shortage and demand. And what kind of marketing: knocking on every door, breaking right in. If they don’t open the iron door, then they put their “products" under the door ..
  9. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 9 January 2018 10: 15
    +3
    First, star-stripes are starting a war, then they are selling weapons and profit to all parties.
    And here, lately, seeing a debit with a loan does not agree.
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 9 January 2018 10: 28
    +4
    Well, yes, Uncle Sam will spend the next eleven lards correctly ???
    Fresh dowry ... we'll see!
  11. bald
    bald 9 January 2018 10: 31
    0
    What do you call terrorism? Maybe look there for terrorists. Do you have a mirror? There is a clue.
  12. Egorovich
    Egorovich 9 January 2018 10: 37
    +2
    With the printing machine always turned on, you can fight, arm, disarm anyone, only the result from this is always very disastrous. Chaos.
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 January 2018 10: 47
    +2
    more than $ 5,6 trillion. dollars
    Not surprisingly, terrorism has only grown in recent years. So much money from this amount swelled in support of the gangs.
  14. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 9 January 2018 10: 53
    +1
    US financial opportunities are impressive once again.
    "So that everyone lives like that!" (with)
    Such money, and for good deeds- The world would be better, noticeably!
  15. Non liberoid Russian
    Non liberoid Russian 9 January 2018 11: 23
    0
    to war? Well, you have to lie to your citizens like that ... for SUPPORT more precisely
  16. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 9 January 2018 11: 50
    0
    Well, yes, yes ... And how many? And financially and geopolitically ...
  17. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 9 January 2018 13: 03
    0
    People do not fight against terrorism, but AGAINST, and only the fascists sponsor it.
  18. NF68
    NF68 9 January 2018 16: 32
    0
    I would also like to know exactly how much the United States spent on creating and supporting these terrorist organizations. I suppose that no less than a “fight” with terrorists.