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The War On Terror Has Cost Americans an Astronomical Sum Every Day—for 16 Years

A new report details our profligate defense spending since 9/11.

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American taxpayers have spent $1.46 trillion on wars abroad since September 11, 2001. The Department of Defense periodically releases a “cost of war” report. The newly released version, obtained by the Federation of American Scientists Secrecy News blog, covers the time from the September 11th terrorist attacks through mid-2017. The Afghanistan War from 2001 to 2014…

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