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.