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Over 17 years, US military spending exceeded 6 trillion dollars

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In the United States published the annual report of the staff of the Watson Institute for International Relations. He talks about the conduct of counter-terrorism operations in various regions of the world and provides data on total costs. The report says that the cargo that lay on the shoulders of American taxpayers in connection with operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, is several times higher than the estimated, presented by analysts earlier. It was noted that many types of expenses, including expenses on the need to rehabilitate war veterans, were initially overlooked.


Over 17 years, US military spending exceeded 6 trillion dollars

Training the Afghan Army with blue plastic training weapons


From the report:
A nation concentrates its attention, as a rule, on direct military spending. But we have overlooked many other related expenses that have a significant economic component for the budget.


Over the years, the US Army participated in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan from the budget spent 1,8 trillion dollars. At the same time, it is stated that medical expenses are not taken into account, and these are hundreds of billions of dollars.

From the report: Since 2001, the military budget expenditures, which turned out to be higher than those predicted, amounted to more than 900 billion dollars.

Neta Crawford study author:
The high costs of war and war-related components are a problem for national security because they are unpredictable. The public expects cost transparency and the provision of a strategy regarding what we generally expect as a result of participating in antiterrorist conflicts.


It is noted that in Afghanistan today there are 23 thousands of NATO soldiers, of whom 14 thousands are Americans, with no results, even intermediate ones, of the antiterrorist operation so far.

From the report: the war on terror (in the Middle East) in total for 17 years has cost more than 6 trillions of US dollars. If conflicts are not resolved, then in 2020, the amount can be up to 7 trillions.

At the same time, the report does not contain data on how much American corporations have earned on the supervision of Afghan drug trafficking, on the supply of arms to the belligerent countries of the Middle East, on the actual seizure of oil and gas fields.
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  1. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 14 November 2018 19: 34
    +1
    Is it worth it, the question is ... I don’t think .... As always, Amer is planning something, but after 10, everything is completely different. Chaos theory works.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 14 November 2018 19: 40
      +5
      Until the machine breaks down. They have these costs on the drum.
      1. cniza
        cniza 14 November 2018 20: 37
        +1
        Why should we count their money, let them have fun ...
        1. Machito
          Machito 14 November 2018 20: 43
          0
          And why are the hamsters boiling over there? (WITH)
          European leaders are increasingly opening their mouths to Trump's American host.
        2. Tank jacket
          Tank jacket 15 November 2018 08: 31
          0
          The fact is that thanks to our membership in the IMF, this is also our money.
      2. zhekazs
        zhekazs 14 November 2018 20: 40
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        Quote: 210ox
        Im these expenses on the drum.

        There is still how to look. These funds are not sent to the black hole. The government pays contractors, military personnel, corporations, etc., who in turn return this money in taxes to the budget. The cycle. It’s not clear why they’re crying.
      3. Bull Terrier
        Bull Terrier 14 November 2018 20: 47
        -1
        Not certainly in that way. They are not on the drum, they are a necessity. Without these costs, they would not be able to protect their public debt as a result. It is very easily traced that as soon as he began to grow rapidly, these warriors immediately went. And the higher it gets, the more there will be.
        1. Lelek
          Lelek 14 November 2018 20: 54
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          Quote: Bull Terrier
          And the higher it gets, the more there will be.

          hi
          And who is this time the paramount and main "barmale" in the presentation of the Washington Olympus? Joseph Denford says on this point:
          1. Bull Terrier
            Bull Terrier 14 November 2018 20: 56
            -1
            Yes, without a threat they can’t! They will always find a new one)
            1. Lelek
              Lelek 14 November 2018 21: 02
              0
              Quote: Bull Terrier
              Yes, without a threat they can’t! They will always find a new one

              Capitol hawks always have plans "B", "C", "D" ... in case "A" fails.
              1. cost
                cost 15 November 2018 07: 09
                0
                in the photo "Training Afghan army personnel using blue plastic training weapons"

                their Taliban also teach the use of plastic weapons (BB)
      4. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze 15 November 2018 01: 10
        0
        Until the machine breaks down. They have these costs on the drum.


        Well, it’s not so. At one glance, these debts can only be written off by war. And then we will all be in the Neolithic ....
    2. tatarin_ru
      tatarin_ru 14 November 2018 21: 23
      0
      The amers no longer have an exit, they inflated the bubbles, there is no turning back ...
      Or bubbles burst and "akhtung". The budget for the army is the only way to keep the chain.
      1. Conservative
        Conservative 14 November 2018 22: 37
        -3
        the American military could give it to his retirees and homeless people

        1. Keyser soze
          Keyser soze 15 November 2018 01: 04
          -1
          the American military could give it to his retirees and homeless people


          Have mercy, their pensioner lives well, and when they decide to help Amer, they do it qualitatively. An example is ARA (american relief administration). In 1921, Edgar Hoover receives a letter from Gorky with a plea for help. With 1921-1925, Americans are fed 10,5 of millions of people a year in the USSR. If I remember, it was well curated by Krasin and Dzerzhinsky. So this must be remembered.
          1. bessmertniy
            bessmertniy 15 November 2018 03: 29
            0
            Those good American affairs today are crossed out by their new history and sanctions against Russia.
            1. Keyser soze
              Keyser soze 15 November 2018 12: 49
              0
              Those good American deeds are crossed out today


              Maybe, maybe ..... and yet the story is not black and white.
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 14 November 2018 19: 38
    +4
    On the one hand, it seems to be exorbitant expenses, but on the other hand, if it was not profitable, they did not spend so much ... And on the third hand, such a lot of money and for peaceful purposes ... But where is it, the US war feeds ...
    1. Evil543
      Evil543 14 November 2018 19: 42
      +1
      "... And on the third hand, such money and for peaceful purposes ... But where is there, the US war feeds ..."


      He thought so too, and they’ll even print themselves like Popandopol
      1. parusnik
        parusnik 14 November 2018 19: 46
        +1
        For the money that they spend on war, Mars would have been mastered and all migrants would be resettled, and they ... gee, gee ... they are building a wall on the border with Mexico ... laughing
        1. Vol4ara
          Vol4ara 14 November 2018 20: 13
          +1
          Quote: parusnik
          For the money that they spend on war, Mars would have been mastered and all migrants would be resettled, and they ... gee, gee ... they are building a wall on the border with Mexico ... laughing

          This is money from the wars. Unlike us, they earn in war
          1. Bull Terrier
            Bull Terrier 14 November 2018 20: 48
            0
            Do they pay themselves?) Arrange a war, finance it and earn it?) This is a pyramid)))
  3. Waldemar
    Waldemar 14 November 2018 19: 38
    0
    At the very end, and most importantly. How many looted.
  4. SS-18 Satan
    SS-18 Satan 14 November 2018 19: 39
    +3
    Well, if each of us, in the apartment, had a printing press of the planet .. then the world would not see such expenses)
  5. Jerk
    Jerk 14 November 2018 19: 50
    +1
    Drug recaptured from Afghanistan
  6. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 14 November 2018 19: 54
    0
    The phrase "war on terror" should be quoted in this article.
    In general, the question arises - what did they think when they considered the costs of the then planned war? We thought everything would be like in a shooting game, that a soldier was wounded, he drank the potion and was healthy again?
    Then just quote Lavrov.
  7. Vol4ara
    Vol4ara 14 November 2018 20: 11
    0
    Can afford, I would not mind if we could do the same
  8. NEXUS
    NEXUS 14 November 2018 20: 13
    +2
    6 trillions of war .... the result is millions of lives, approaching nuclear war and the degradation of moral values.
    The favorite phrase of mattresses is nothing personal, this is business. But business implies specific people and their benefits.
    And the devaluation of the value of life in relation to the green candy wrapper has become the norm. And everyone is calm about it.
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 14 November 2018 20: 50
    0
    Amerrkiye politicians generally cheat people too much in the media for an alleged war on "terrorism". Yes, it is profitable for them, the military-industrial complex and the associated bonuses of the tnka, but this is also the danger for them - it is so very easy to come to the idea, given their leap to exclusivity, that around them all absolutely all countries are their enemies. And IMHO until a common military bloc is created on the basis of a parallel UN platform, they will not calm down for a very long time, because it is profitable, they bombed and robbed. And the costs are easily recouped by the resources of the victim's country.
  10. snake
    snake 14 November 2018 20: 54
    +1
    Correctly do that plastic machines issue. Who knows, these bearded men, what is on their mind.
    PS I wish we had such machines in kindergarten when I was there! And then "fought" than necessary. Even, I remember, some pins, God forgive me, were used as a shooter.
  11. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 14 November 2018 22: 40
    0
    The very moment when the phrase from the famous game "Need more gold" becomes not very funny.
    Especially when you consider the representative of which race she speaks.
  12. Sadko88
    Sadko88 14 November 2018 22: 59
    0
    It cost nothing to the USA. Paper, ink, support. It was worth those who bought dollars for their earnings. Are you among them?