The US has spent upwards of $2.2 TRILLION over two decades on the war in Afghanistan
When Numbers hurt... 20 years of War in Afghanistan - COMPARED!
The US has spent upwards of $2.2 TRILLION over two decades on the war in Afghanistan, according to various estimates (Brown University)…
... That's way short of spending on the development of Latin America and the Caribbean for more than HALF a CENTURY - from where now the US has thousands of people knocking on the door to enter its southern border, or attempting to enter illegally.
Between 1946-2019, the US gave near the equivalent of $195BN in assistance (Congressional Research Service).
Here's a look at coffers and conflicts:
▪️Vietnam $843.63 billion (17 years, 9 months)
▪️Afghanistan $2.261 trillion (Since 2001)
▪️Iraq $1.01 trillion (7 years, 5 months)