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Thursday, 12 September 2013

The True Cost Of 9/11 And The War On Terror

On the 12th anniversary of 9/11, we take a look at the true cost of the War on Terror, looking at the monetary and human cost of military actions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, as well as the long-term economic cost and impact still being felt by Americans today.

  • 9/11 = $20 billion in immediate damages + $100 billion in the long-run + 2,996 lives lost
  • Afghanistan = $657 billion + 3,372 coalition lives lost + 20,000 civilian lives lost
  • Iraq = $814 billion + 4,804 coalition lives lost + 130,000 civilian lives lost
  • Drone Strikes = 4,000 civilians
  • Market Impact = Negative $1.9 trillion
  • “Homeland Security” = $1 trillion
  • TOTAL COSTS: At minimum 165,172 Lives and $4.5 Trillion Dollars




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