U.S. has spent $5.9 trillion on wars since 9/11, new report says

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Military Milestones
Newfoundland Regiment arrives at Suvla Bay

Newfoundland Regiment arrives at Suvla Bay

Story by Sharon Adams

The Newfoundland Regiment got its first taste of trench warfare not in France or Belgium but at Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli Peninsula, where it joined a British army brigade on Sept. 20, 1915.

For months, the British and troops from Australia and New Zealand had fought to take control of the Dardanelles strait from the Ottoman Empire to open a sea route for the Allies to Russia through the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.

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Front Lines
U.S. has spent $5.9 trillion on wars since 9/11, report says

U.S. has spent $5.9 trillion
on wars since 9/11, report says

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne

The United States has spent $5.9 trillion on wars that have killed 480,000 people since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, says a new report.

More than 244,000 civilians have been killed in the fighting, which has created 21 million refugees and displaced persons, says the report by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs in Providence, Rhode Island.

The U.S. government is conducting counterterror activities in 80 countries, it said.

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This week in history
This week in history

September 17, 1949

Future Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson represents Canada at the first
session of the North Atlantic Council, which governs NATO.

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