US has spent $5.9 trillion on Middle East, Asia wars since 2001: Study

US has spent $5.9 trillion on Middle East, Asia wars since 2001: Study

The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001.
The figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is not borne by the Defense Department alone.
The report also finds that more than 480,000 people have died from the wars and more than 244,000 civilians have been killed as a result of fighting. Additionally, another 10 million people have been displaced due to violence.

via CNBC US has spent $5.9 trillion on Middle East, Asia wars since 2001: Study