The Real Cost Of War: Three Times More Than The Government Admits

According to a new study by Brown University’s Watson Institute, the real cost of the US wars since 9/11 is three times the Pentagon’s estimate. Some $5.6 trillion have been spent on the endless global war. The total costs of 16 years of war are even higher, and they extend beyond just finance. Today on the Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

  • Joseph Conrad

    IT’S $6 B PRINCIPLE + $8 B INTEREST. BUT ALL TOLD? $15 BILLION!
    WE’RE A STUPID PEOPLE WHO DESERVE A GOOD ROGERING!

    • Debt service and healthcare for Vets go on for a long time. How does one measure the cost of deaths or longterm disability?? How does one measure the cost of missing all the peaceful & productive things that could have been done with those human and capital resources?

    • Carnaptious

      It is trillions, not billions. One trillion is one thousand billion. http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/12/report-post-911-war-debt-will-cost-8-trillion-in-interest/

      “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.” – Attr. to Sen. Everett Dirksen,

  • Ted

    All because Israel demands it.