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The costs of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan

The costs of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan

According to the Costs of War project at Brown University, since 2001, at least 47,245 civilians have been killed in the two-decade-long conflict in Afghanistan, as of mid-April. Costs of War estimates the war has killed 66,000 to 69,000 Afghan troops and forced 2.7M Afghans to flee abroad, besides displacing 4M within the country. 2,442 U.S. troops have been killed and 20,666 wounded.

David
David
Milkshake
Milkshake 2 weeks

Who actually trusts that USA will pull out? Trump promised the same for Syria and the US generals just ignored his orders. Obama has 8 years of promising to close gitmo year after year on film but never delivered, and also promising pullouts which either never happened or were subverted. Who's to say we won't be seeing troops being pulled out on cam with MSM framing the nice picture, while new troops come in on the opposite side unrecorded to replace them, which is "technically" fulfilling the promise? So far of all Presidents, Biden is the most integrated one in the military complex even more so than Bush Jr. who worked for them. We shall see.

Brad
Brad 2 weeks

It is mind boggling to think that when the towers went down I was upset I wouldn't be old enough to fight by the time the war ended as that would mean it would have to last 6 years. Here I am after having fought there 8 years ago laughing because the news Is trying to act like it is still relevant. No one has cared for a long time. Shut the lights off and lock up on your way out, everyone died in vain.

michael
michael 2 weeks

I'm glad the cost was calculated in lives lost and ruined, because too often people in america only seem to care about money.

Jon
Jon 2 weeks

Missing from this report, the REVENUE from America's 20 year war in Afganistan. Or did you think that the (un)United (deep)States of (corporate) America kept up this war through five (ineffective)Presidential terms out of the (nonexistent)goodness of their (rotting, festering) hearts?

good4you
good4you 2 weeks

What were the gains that worth hundreds thousands of deaths and wounded, displacement population of 36 million innocents who lost their home and people the loved… Maybe getting ready for the next phase of war with all the weapons, drones tested and tactical experiment.

chris
chris 2 weeks

Obama's drone policy will have a hefty cost in civilian casualties.

systematic fighter
systematic fighter 2 weeks

Let's out it this way..... A lot of money and a lot of blood. Unfortunate to say the least. Should we let ISIS come back bcs that what will happen once we leave... Then what? Hell let's just give ISIS our guns. Lol. I mean seriously guys it's sad and very unfortunate. But how else are we gonna stop ISIS from coming back?

riheg
riheg 2 weeks

The politicians refused to listen to people with knowledge of the region. The war was unwinnable which was obvious from the start. They haven’t learned anything and still refuse to listen whenever they make desicions. It was always about making money for defense contractors and nothing else.

TheMadDane
TheMadDane 2 weeks

Got the opiate market cornered tho. So we got that going for us.

Dan
Dan 2 weeks

Correction: not conflict, but opium and oil grab expansion.

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