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Pentagon report: US has spent nearly $ 2001 billion on war in Afghanistan since 200

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The United States has calculated the financial resources that were spent from the American budget for the war in Afghanistan and the maintenance of the American military contingent in this country. Recall that in 2021 it will be exactly 20 years since the start of the Afghan campaign of the United States and its allies in Afghanistan.


According to official information published in a report by the Pentagon, almost $ 20 billion (more precisely, $ 200 billion) has been spent over almost 193 years of the American military presence in Afghanistan. At the same time, the US itself believes that the real numbers may turn out to be at least a quarter more.

After the announcement of these figures, the statement of the official representative of the main military department, John Kirby, is being actively discussed. According to him, "while there is a discussion of whether it is worth completely withdrawing the American contingent from Afghan territory."

Kirby:

All of you remember about the approaching dates that were previously determined for the withdrawal of troops. But today I cannot say for sure which version of military planning will be implemented in the end. We have not yet taken a final decision on the future format of our stay in Afghanistan.

It should be recalled that under President Donald Trump, the United States made a deal with the Taliban terrorist movement (banned in the Russian Federation), on the basis of which they pledged to withdraw a significant part of the troops by July 15, 2021. Washington said that by that time they would reduce the number of their military contingent in Afghanistan from 13 thousand to 8,6 thousand people. Then they began to talk about reducing the number to 2,5 thousand people and even about the complete withdrawal of US troops.

Part of the contingent was withdrawn.

And this is the statement by the head of the US Department of Defense, General Lloyd Austin:

A reduction in the number of US troops in Afghanistan will depend on a decrease in the level of violence in the country. There can be no surprises here. We will consult with our NATO partners.

As follows from the words of the head of the Pentagon, the United States is not going to consult with the official Kabul on this matter.
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 9 March 2021 12: 56
    0
    They shit on Russia with Afghan drugs no less, if you don't count the CIS! And "ours" allowed them to transit at the same time!
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 9 March 2021 16: 18
      +2
      They print these pieces of paper themselves, in any quantity.
      And they sell it to the rest of the world for money.
      So the rest of the world spent its money. For the Americans in Afghanistan to cover the drug dealers.
    2. Clear
      Clear 9 March 2021 16: 22
      +3
      The US has spent nearly $ 2001 billion on the war in Afghanistan since 200

      And where are our vociferous human rights defenders with righteous indignation: "it would be better to spend this money on hungry children and sick old people ..."? request
    3. Alex777
      Alex777 9 March 2021 16: 37
      0
      And "ours" allowed them to transit at the same time!

      There was no transit. There was only talk about him. bully
  2. Woodman
    Woodman 9 March 2021 12: 56
    +2
    According to official information published in a report by the Pentagon, almost $ 20 billion (more precisely, $ 200 billion) has been spent over almost 193 years of the American military presence in Afghanistan. At the same time, the US itself believes that the real numbers may turn out to be at least a quarter more.
    For this money, it was possible to buy the whole of Afghanistan with all the giblets in the form of the Taliban and poppy fields.
    A reduction in the number of US troops in Afghanistan will depend on a decrease in the level of violence in the country.
    Or maybe it's the other way around? Although unlikely. They have been fighting there for so many years that they probably cannot even imagine a peaceful life.
    On the other hand, if the statistics do not lie, then over the decades of incessant wars, the population of Afghanistan has tripled ... How so?
    1. smart ass
      smart ass 9 March 2021 13: 16
      0
      Don't worry the states will print more money
    2. Olgovich
      Olgovich 9 March 2021 14: 10
      +1
      Quote: Lesovik
      For this money, it was possible to buy the whole of Afghanistan with all the giblets in the form of the Taliban and poppy fields.

      So the lion's share of this money is simply STEALED: the Americans themselves write that they have carried out unnecessary "research" (for example, elephants during mine clearance lol ), never used "centers", "schools", 2points "were built (money was washed on this), huge amounts of money were written off, etc.-corruption is blooming.
    3. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 9 March 2021 14: 44
      -1
      Quote: Lesovik
      For this money, you could buy the whole of Afghanistan

      Why, we were dreaming. Figs buy them.
  3. dzvero
    dzvero 9 March 2021 13: 02
    +5
    Afghanistan is an established state winked We spent 200 lard. And someone was bought for just 5 ...
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 9 March 2021 13: 05
    +2
    Pentagon report: US has spent nearly $ 2001 billion on war in Afghanistan since 200

    Well, yes, well, yes, we did it ... and some people didn’t make some money.
    1. cniza
      cniza 9 March 2021 14: 10
      +4
      I was very surprised by this figure, this is what they wrote last year:

      1. rocket757
        rocket757 9 March 2021 14: 47
        +2
        Their affairs, who knows, how they are there debit with credit, reduce.
        They have to burden their voter with such problems, there is no interes ... but it’s just a side to us.
        1. cniza
          cniza 9 March 2021 15: 18
          +3
          A new administration came and immediately reduced the costs by an order of magnitude, apparently they are preparing for something ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 9 March 2021 15: 29
            +1
            The current problems will be for you too, the budget deficit, however, is not small.
            1. cniza
              cniza 9 March 2021 15: 35
              +2
              All these are their problems, if only the warrior is not unleashed in other countries ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 9 March 2021 15: 45
                +2
                This is a question, questions.
                Do you know when is better, the code is worse or better for them ???
                1. cniza
                  cniza 9 March 2021 16: 06
                  +2
                  Here, here - it would be better to smoothly, gradually stew in their problems and did not touch anyone ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 9 March 2021 18: 46
                    +1
                    Quote: cniza
                    Here, here - it would be better to smoothly, gradually stew in their problems and did not touch anyone ...

                    An option that is hard to believe with ... but I can't believe it AT ALL!
      2. Ren
        Ren 10 March 2021 08: 03
        +1
        Quote: cniza
        I was very surprised by this figure, this is what they wrote last year:

        Just 200 lard is the sum of "net" losses. wassat
        According to the infographic you provided, the cost of the war from 2001 to 2019 was 768 lard.
        Part of the attendants (specifically, 768-193 = 575) was highly likely repulsed by the supply and sale of organic products grown and processed in Afghanistan.
        This production is highly likely completely under the control of the army and government of the SGA. bully
  5. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 9 March 2021 13: 06
    +1
    The United States has calculated the financial resources that were spent from the American budget for the war in Afghanistan and the maintenance of the American military contingent in this country.

    Maybe someone shed a tear, but not drug dealers. Only they know how much profit they made. And they violet how much was spent, how much died (and from which side it does not matter). If anything, they will share it with whomever they need to and the show will continue.
  6. Doccor18
    Doccor18 9 March 2021 13: 09
    +1
    The US has spent nearly $ 2001 billion on the war in Afghanistan since 200

    And how much did you earn?
  7. orionvitt
    orionvitt 9 March 2021 13: 16
    +2
    the number of US troops in Afghanistan will depend on the reduction in the level of violence in the country.
    They give. It is all the same what to say, like "we will withdraw our troops if the gravitational constant or the speed of light in a vacuum changes." That is, never. But if the gravitational constant and the speed of light are the laws of nature, then the violence in Afghanistan, they sow themselves.
  8. Cowbra
    Cowbra 9 March 2021 13: 26
    +1
    Did they even beat off on the drug trade?
    PiSi: but in general, it is strange that there are so few. After they built the most expensive gas station in the world in Afghanistan ... Is that what had to be done there to make its price 46 million dollars? Not otherwise, Rockefeller personally washes the windows there at the gas station
  9. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 9 March 2021 13: 41
    0
    Here we must add 2401 soldiers and 3973 mercenaries were killed in Afghanistan, the result is minus zero. And someone became millionaires.
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 9 March 2021 14: 52
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Here we must add 2401 soldiers and 3973 mercenaries died in Afghanistan,

      For twenty years? Um ..., the score is not in our favor. And also,
      Quote: tralflot1832
      result minus zero.

      Although no, they planted our trees there, accepted Afghan women as pioneers, and built houses.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 9 March 2021 15: 48
        +1
        1700 allies also need to be added. They are also building, in 15 they built a gas station for 43 million $ !!!
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 9 March 2021 16: 00
          0
          Quote: tralflot1832
          1700 allies also need to be added.

          All the same, our losses for 10 years amount to about 15 thousand people.
          Quote: tralflot1832
          They are also building, in '15 they built a gas station for $ 43 million !!!

          And they immediately bombed them, probably, so that no one would know where they threw the money. laughing
          1. dzvero
            dzvero 9 March 2021 17: 48
            0
            All the same, our losses for 10 years amount to about 15 thousand people.

            And how many operations of a similar scale and against comparable forces have they carried out?
            1. Mordvin 3
              Mordvin 3 9 March 2021 17: 54
              0
              Quote: dzvero
              And how many operations of a similar scale and against comparable forces have they carried out?

              No idea. By the way, they were able to destroy bin Laden, and our special forces never got to the head of Shah Massoud, or to the head of General Dostum, although the tasks of eliminating them were set.
              1. dzvero
                dzvero 9 March 2021 17: 57
                0
                I have only Tora-Bora in my memory, and that is because of the bomb. And let's keep quiet about bin Laden ... he will suddenly rise again ... and those marines were allowed to flow ...
                1. Mordvin 3
                  Mordvin 3 9 March 2021 18: 04
                  +1
                  Quote: dzvero
                  I have only Torah-Bora in memory and that is because of the bomb

                  Bin Laden left Tora Bora just on the eve of mom's dropping of the bomb, when the special forces of the French Legion installed beacons so that the Americans would not miss this mountain.
                  Quote: dzvero
                  and those marines were allowed to flow ...

                  It is so, maybe they simply did not want to pay the money, because they promised to pay one hundred million dollars for bin Laden's head.
  10. cniza
    cniza 9 March 2021 14: 05
    +2
    According to official information published in a report by the Pentagon, almost $ 20 billion (more precisely, $ 200 billion) has been spent over almost 193 years of the American military presence in Afghanistan.


    Something too modest, they got the amount ...
    1. Pandiurin
      Pandiurin 9 March 2021 14: 34
      +2
      Quote: cniza
      According to official information published in a report by the Pentagon, almost $ 20 billion (more precisely, $ 200 billion) has been spent over almost 193 years of the American military presence in Afghanistan.


      Something too modest, they got the amount ...


      Perhaps this is the resulting figure, after calculating the debit-credit.
      They booted-stole $ 1 trillion.
      Earned on selling drugs (spent on financing shadow special operations, partially stolen) $ 0.8 trillion.
      Total, costs 200 billion.
    2. dzvero
      dzvero 9 March 2021 17: 51
      +1
      Something too modest, they got the amount ...

      They just show congressmen and senators that there are no costs and there is no need to go out of business smile
      1. cniza
        cniza 9 March 2021 20: 46
        +2
        It is this goal that they pursue ...
  11. Timofey Charuta
    Timofey Charuta 9 March 2021 14: 23
    0
    Friends who know.

    It is interesting to compare the costs and losses of the USSR with all the difference in the eras, when all this happened to the states.
  12. NF68
    NF68 9 March 2021 14: 33
    0
    And what did you achieve in the end? All the same, someday you will have to take your feet out of there.
  13. Niko
    Niko 9 March 2021 15: 23
    +2
    Yes, they have a lot of money.
  14. Alien From
    Alien From 9 March 2021 16: 22
    0
    The printing press also has its resource .... and it runs out!
  15. Just a Traveler
    Just a Traveler 9 March 2021 16: 28
    0
    This is ridiculous money by American standards.
    10 billion a year, this is "nothing" for them at all.
  16. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 9 March 2021 16: 39
    0
    For these grandmothers from all of Afghanistan - Las Vegas could be made, but the goals ...
  17. ximkim
    ximkim 9 March 2021 17: 07
    0
    Not a small amount has accumulated in twenty years
    .But with the incomes of the United States, everything is in order, so the budget allows not to waste time on buildup, and not to tell voters to tighten their belts.
  18. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 9 March 2021 18: 44
    0
    Interestingly, the drugs taken out from there through the transshipment base in Kosovo somehow cover the costs?
  19. 123456789
    123456789 9 March 2021 21: 40
    0
    But you can arrange a second Vietnam soldier
  20. iouris
    iouris 9 March 2021 22: 14
    0
    Earned on drugs five times more.
  21. Evil 55
    Evil 55 10 March 2021 04: 37
    0
    I would also like to know who and how much earned on drugs exported from Afghanistan under the control of the USA.
  22. Pardus
    Pardus 13 March 2021 14: 33
    +10
    in the United States itself, they believe that the real numbers may turn out to be at least a quarter more

    A quarter of a billion more, less ... They don't care))) They will turn on the machine and print additional billions of dollars))) That they should issue unsecured pieces of paper)))
  23. Pardus
    Pardus 13 March 2021 14: 35
    +7
    We have not yet made a final decision on the future format of our stay in Afghanistan.

    In general, the Americans will not withdraw troops from Afghanistan. They will continue to destroy the country.
  24. Pardus
    Pardus 13 March 2021 14: 37
    +9
    the United States is not going to consult with official Kabul on this matter.

    With one of my own sixes US vassals consulted? No never. They need vassals not for consultations, but as cannon fodder.