Cost of Post 9/11 Military Operations is $1.6 Trillion

That is according to the CRS report The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11. This document details that expenditures totaled”…$686 billion (43%) for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) for Afghanistan and other counterterror operations received; $815 billion (51%) for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation New Dawn(OND); $27 billion (2%) for Operation Noble Eagle (ONE), providing enhanced security at military bases; and $81 billion (5%) for war-designated funding not considered directly related to the Afghanistan or Iraq wars.”(2) This 100+ page report is replete with tables, figures, and footnotes. It should be consulted by anyone wishing to come to grips with the financial end of these operations.

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