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Friday, December 9, 2016

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs US spending on Middle East wars, Homeland Security will reach $4.79 trillion in 2017

http://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/news/2016/us-spending-middle-east-wars-homeland-security-will-reach-479-trillion-2017-press-release

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

US spending on Middle East wars, Homeland Security will reach $4.79 trillion in 2017

Total U.S. spending on national security related to the post-9/11 war on terror has reached $3.6 trillion, and interest on funds borrowed to pay those bills could climb to $7.9 trillion by 2053.
September 9, 2016 News from Brown
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approach, the United States has spent or taken on obligations to spend more than $3.6 trillion in current dollars on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria and on the Department of Homeland Security.
That’s according to just-released data in the second of two reports this summer from the Costs of War Project based at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. http://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/news/2016/us-spending-middle-east-wars-homeland-security-will-reach-479-trillion-2017-press-release

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