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Afghanistan

Fiscal Costs:

  • Authorized FY13 spending: $87.2 Billion
  • Authorized FY14 spending: $85.2 Billion
  • Proposed FY15 spending: $79.4 Billion
  • Total since 2001: $778 Billion  [1]

The Current Approximate Breakdown:

FY 2014                                              FY 2015

$7.1 Billion per month                 $6.6 Billion per month
$1.8 Billion per week                   $1.7 Billion per week
$254 Million per day                    $236 Million per day
$10.6 Million per hour                 $9.8 Million per hour
$176,090 per minute                   $164,100 per minute

Total cost for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: $4-6 Trillion

 

Total Military Involvement:

33,500 U.S. troops

17,600 Other international troops

108,000 Contractors

344,500 Afghan National Security Forces

503,600 Total troops in Afghanistan

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For <100 members of al Qaeda in Afghanistan

 

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[1] Total includes enacted and requested funds between 2001 and FY2015 for Operation Enduring Freedom

[2] Includes long-term care for veterans, as estimated by professors Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes utilizing U.S. government data

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