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Longest War in US History Turned 16

Posted by feww on October 8, 2017

US War on Afghanistan: “Operation Enduring Freedom” has resulted in hundreds of thousands of causalities at a cost of $1.08+ trillion

At least 111,000 Afghans, including civilians, soldiers and militants, are estimated to have been killed in the 16-year war.

The Cost of War project estimated that 360,000 others have died from indirect causes related to the war, based on a ratio of indirect to direct deaths in contemporary conflicts.

Documented Civilian Deaths
More than 31,000 civilian  killed in war-related violence in Afghanistan, with 29,900 others wounded.

UNMA 201 7 Mid – Year Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan

During the first half of 2017, armed conflict continued to cause severe harm to civilians across Afghanistan, killing and injuring civilians at levels similar to the same period last year. Between 1 January and 30 June 2017, UNAMA documented 5,243 civilian casualties (1,662 deaths and 3,581 injured), marking a decrease of less than one per cent in overall civilian casualties. Civilian deaths increased by two per cent while the number of civilians injured decreased by one per cent. 3 Between 1 January 2009 and 30 June 2017, armed conflict in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of 26,512 civilians and injured 48,931 others.

Child Casualties

Child casualties increased by 9% to 436 killed and 1,141 wounded, compared with the first 6-months of 2016. Female deaths rose by 23%, with 174 women killed and 462 wounded.

The War Racket’s Known Cost: $1.08 trillion [that’s about $3,100 for every man, woman and child in the US.]

Opium Production

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported the area used to farm the poppy plant, the source of opium, and heroin, had increased by 10% (YoY) to 201,000 hectares in October 2016.

 

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They screwed us for $4.8 trillion, and all we got for it was lousy ISIL

Posted by feww on May 14, 2017

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The Most Lucrative War Racket Ever: $4.8 Trillion and Counting

A call to indict US and UK governments for war crimes, crimes against humanity and Grand Theft  of $4.8 trillion of taxpayers money.

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Report available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Background:

“US Budgetary Costs of Wars through 2016: $4.79 Trillion and Counting – Summary of Costs of the US Wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan and Homeland Security

  • “As of August 2016, the US has already appropriated, spent, or taken on obligations to spend more than $3.6 trillion in current dollars on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria and on Homeland Security (2001 through fiscal year 2016). To this total should be added the approximately $65 billion in dedicated war spending the Department of Defense and State Department have requested for the next fiscal year, 2017, along with an additional nearly $32 billion requested for the Department of Homeland Security in 2017, and estimated spending on veterans in future years. When those are included, the total US budgetary cost of the wars reaches $4.79 trillion.” [That’s about $15,000 for every man, woman, child, and illegal immigrant in the country.]

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The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan

Posted by feww on April 1, 2013

How Wartime Spending Decisions will Cancel Out the Peace Dividend: Report

Costs to U.S. taxpayers of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach six trillion dollars, making them the most expensive conflicts in U.S. history, according to a new report by Linda Bilmes, a Harvard University researcher and a former Bill Clinton administration official.

“The single largest accrued liability of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the cost of providing medical care and disability benefits to war veterans,” she wrote in the report, The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets.

“The US has already spent close to $2 trillion in direct outlays for expenses related to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND),” according to the report.

“The paper does not recalculate previous estimates of the economic costs of the impact on human life, nor the extensive impact inside of Iraq,Afghanistan and the region, which if included would bring the costs much higher,” said the report author. Read full report in pdf format HERE or in MSWord HERE

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