US spending on military campaign in Iraq estimated at almost $ 2 trillion


The press published data on US spending incurred during the years of the Iraq war. The calculations on this subject are published by the Military Times publication.


An MT article states that the total amount spent by the Americans on the Iraqi military campaign is approaching $ 2 trillion ($ 1,9 trillion). This is not only about the direct costs of military operations and the maintenance of the American contingent in Iraq, but also about payments to those who took part in hostilities in the territory of this Middle Eastern state.

It is noted that the US Department of Defense spent directly on “anti-terrorist operations” between 2003 and 2019 between $ 838 billion. About $ 100 billion went to campaign veterans. Almost $ 60 billion was spent by the US Department of State.

It is additionally said that the expenditures also extended to the training and armament of the Iraqi army, the creation of new military bases.

Recall that at one time, Americans entered Iraq under the pretext of destroying the chemical weapons Saddam Hussein. But many years after the start of the campaign, the US military did not find any chemical weapons in Iraq. The image of the then US Secretary of State Colin Powell with a test tube containing some white powder, pretending to be samples of Iraqi chemical weapons, became a meme.

At the same time, in the USA themselves they cannot give an answer to the question of how huge expenses were generally justified.
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  1. Strashila 7 February 2020 06: 30 New
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    “At the same time, the USA itself cannot give an answer to the question of how much the huge expenses were justified at all.”, But actually what to consider them for, now you don’t need to load paper into the printing press, press on the clave for how much happiness is necessary .
    1. orionvitt 7 February 2020 07: 06 New
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      Quote: Strashila
      on the clave, press how much for complete happiness

      So it is, but these computer zeros are paid by the rest of the world, which uses dollars. To inflate the unsecured costs of Americans is becoming increasingly difficult. And the planet is not rubber, it can "burst".
  2. bessmertniy 7 February 2020 06: 30 New
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    Americans not only spend crazy money on wars, but also earn no less crazy money on them. If in this respect they laughed with Iraq, then in another place they made a profit. hi
    1. Vladimir_6 7 February 2020 14: 31 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      If, in this regard, they went to Iraq,

      They did not go to Iraq.
      "When Americans come to some country, they always call themselves liberators. However, the question always remains of who they are liberating this or that country from or what?"
      "In the case of Iraq, it is known for certain that the Americans liberated this country exclusively from its own gold reserves."
      “What is the photograph from a truck with half a billion dollars worth of bullshit that joyful American soldiers posed with. There were no legal acts to seize the gold reserve. Moreover, no one knows where this gold went to. Nobody knows or rather will not tell you about where thousands of valuable exhibits from the museum of Baghdad have gone. "
      https://riafan.ru/1242866-grabezh-zolotogo-zapasa-terror-i-korrupciya-glavnye-voennye-prestupleniya-ssha-v-irake
  3. Victor_B 7 February 2020 06: 43 New
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    It will not be enough! (c) (Last year's snow fell)
    We should have more!
    1. Piramidon 7 February 2020 10: 57 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      It will not be enough! (c) (Last year's snow fell)
      We should have more!

      Yes, at least how much. The "printing press" they have.
  4. Shkworen 7 February 2020 06: 46 New
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    And this amount is planned to be recovered from Iraq, what did Trump speak of in response to the demand of the Iraqi government to withdraw American troops? :)
  5. rotmistr60 7 February 2020 07: 12 New
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    1,9 trillion dollars
    And if you add to this the costs of Afghanistan, Syria and other hot spots? You can’t forbid living widely if, moreover, greens are printed in the United States. With an American public debt of over 22 trillion, which apparently they are not going to repay, they are such a trifle.
    1. Vladimir_6 7 February 2020 14: 36 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      And if you add to this the costs of Afghanistan, Syria and other hot spots?

      Perhaps it would be correct to say "cuts", not costs.
      You would think that they used cluster munitions stuffed with cash dollars.
  6. Mathafaka 7 February 2020 07: 39 New
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    This has been known for a very long time.
  7. Nastia makarova 7 February 2020 07: 46 New
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    it would be better if they spent on retirement and health care !!!!
  8. Lamata 7 February 2020 07: 52 New
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    and at the same time its own debt is growing))))
  9. abc_alex 7 February 2020 09: 08 New
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    But many years after the start of the campaign, the US military did not find any chemical weapons in Iraq. The image of the then US Secretary of State Colin Powell with a test tube containing some white powder, pretending to be samples of Iraqi chemical weapons, became a meme.



    Not chemical, but bacteriological. Powell shook Hussein's "model of bacteriological weapons."
    1. HELIALEKS 7 February 2020 15: 27 New
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      I’m always tormented by one question ... The elderly "African American" retired General Colin Powell in such a serious organization as the UN shook his dark hands with a glass tube with white powder in which (Karl !!!) was a terrible biological weapon, because of which they smashed it to pieces and threw a rather developed country with a thousand-year history into the Stone Age ... And if he had dropped it and smashed it right in the UN building ?! Yes, right from the rostrum !!! In my opinion, the UN would die out or still be in quarantine, as it is now on those ill-fated cruise liners .. In general, history would have been worse than the Skripals case or the coronary virus epidemic ... We could shatter the glass or the general would not be sorry ... But it’s risky anyway ... But it wasn’t a detergent there .. The guy seems to be serious .. On a tunic there is an iconostasis that has fastened it ..
      1. abc_alex 7 February 2020 19: 10 New
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        Quote: HELIALEKS
        We can shatter the glass or it would not be a pity for the general ... But it’s risky anyway ... But it wasn’t a detergent there .. The guy seems to be serious .. On a tunic there is an iconostasis that you’ve put on ..


        I think it was precisely because he was a general that he perfectly understood that he had no bacteriological weapons in his test tube or in Iraq. In the world in general, in my opinion there is not a single country that would develop this direction of WMD. Too unpredictable. So this whole story is a complete lie.
  10. Cowbra 7 February 2020 09: 56 New
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    What little things laughing
    The overseas media were shocked by the result: “The Pentagon accounting black hole at $ 35 trillion. Although this should not have come as a surprise to a structure that, as you know, could never pass an audit without problems, the Pentagon was nevertheless able to shock some observers on this publication of new financial indicators According to Bloomberg Anthony Carpaccio of the (agency. - Ed.), in 2019 the Ministry of Defense introduced 35 trillion dollars in "accounting adjustments," which far exceeds $ 30,7 trillion of such adjustments recorded in 2018, "said Yahoo Finance portal.
  11. knn54 7 February 2020 12: 18 New
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    According to the Office
    on veteran affairs, in May 2007, in their information system
    there were reports on the wars in the Persian Gulf. These numbers are:

    Total killed military: 73,846

    * Losses among troops at bases (posts): 17,847

    * Losses among troops outside bases (patrols, combat operations): 55,999

    I think that the damage to Iraq is an order of magnitude (s) more: destruction, human losses, and just looting.
  12. Vladimir Mashkov 7 February 2020 12: 30 New
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    The usual actions of the United States, which the world is still suffering: to get into the country under a false pretext, ruin it, pump everything out of it - and then present an invoice for the payment of the “release” services. negative
    1. Vladimir B. 7 February 2020 15: 54 New
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      Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
      climb into the country under a false pretext, ruin it, pump everything out of it - and then present an invoice for the payment of the “exemption” services.

      this policy is called state racket or state terrorism. but in the language of Americans it's called "bring freedom and democracy"
  13. NF68 7 February 2020 15: 58 New
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    And what did the USA eventually achieve really useful for itself?
  14. lvov_aleksey 8 February 2020 01: 14 New
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    I’m not even surprised how we in Afghanistan and Chechnya laundered loot!
    but the youth doesn’t seem to know about it yet.
    ps learn history where you live, or learn history and law where you want to live.