The cost of the war in Afghanistan was over $2 trillion, nearly $300 million a day. Here’s how that money was spent. RELATED:
WASHINGTON – The U.S. government has never provided a full accounting of the costs of America’s so-called “forever wars” in Afghanistan and Iraq.
But researchers at Brown University estimate that the U.S. has spent $5.8 trillion on the war in Afghanistan and other conflicts stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. That includes direct and indirect spending on everything from military equipment to homeland security to death gratuities for the families of slain American service members.
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