The United States has cost more than $ 4.3 trillion dollars so far, and by the end of 2018, this amount could reach $ 5.6 billion, according to a report published in The Cost of War, released on Tuesday.
“By the end of September 2017, the United States spent $ 4.3 billion on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria, as well as the additional costs of national security for the Ministry of Defense and Veterans,” the report said.
The analysis also notes that $ 1.9 billion of this amount comes from the Emergency Military Intervention Fund (OSO). An additional $ 879 billion comes from the Ministry of Defense and 783 billion from the Department of National Security and Terrorism. From the veterans’ fund, 277 billion were provided, while 534 billion dollars came from a loan that provided the OSO.
By 2056, these costs could rise to $ 8 trillion “if the United States does not change the way they pay their wars,” the author of the analysis says.
Otherwise, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Jack Reid, said on Tuesday: “We must admit that in the last 16 years we have borrowed money for military operations.”
“This is the first time in history for such big conflicts to lend, instead of asking citizens to participate in national defense. That led us to have a large fiscal deficit, “Reed said.
At present, the US has deployed 11,000 troops to Afghanistan, and 3,000 others have been deployed.
“The end of the American military presence is not in sight,” the report from the American Hill reports.