WORLD FUTURE FUND
THE COST OF MODERN U.S. WARS
4.5 MILLION KILLED
OVER $8 TRILLION DOLLARS LOST
IN FAILED CAMPAIGNS
Advocates of American imperialism proclaimed that America's victory in the Cold War would lead to a new age of peace. This was a false promise
America's wars of aggression in the Middle East and Asia have cost American tax payers over $8 trillion since 9/11 according to Brown University, and we believe the real figure is probably much higher than that.
In a new report from Brown University, they estimate the number of people killed in conflicts after 9/11 could be up to 4.5 million.
Also, around 10 million people have been displaced due to violence.
The $8 trillion figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is not borne by the Defense Department alone.
It was also found that longer wars will increase the number of service members who will ultimately claim veterans benefits and disability payments.
America is clearly addicted to war. A very expensive and deadly addiction indeed.
A Potential Death Toll of 4.5 Million From U.S. Wars After 9/11 (Brown University, 2023)
Costs of War (Brown University, Updated 2021)
Human Costs of War (Brown University, Updated 2021)
Post-9/11 wars have contributed to some 4.5 million deaths, report suggests (Washington Post, 5-15-23)
'Death Outlives War': Analysis Estimates Post-9/11 US Conflicts Killed Over 4.5 Million (Common Dreams, 5-15-23)
The So-Called War on Terror Has Cost $6.4 Trillion: New Analysis (Common Dreams, 11-13-19)
Total death toll for US wars since 2001 is likely to be well over 3 million (The Hill, 11-13-19)
The War in Afghanistan Has Cost Over $2.26 Trillion (Anti War, 4-20-21) Brown University Report
Brown University's Costs of War project estimated that the US war has killed over 241,000 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Cost of War Official Report
Death Toll from American Wars Since World War II (World Future Fund Report)