NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - February 21 - The administration submitted to Congress a $72.4 billion request for additional war-related funding last week. The National Priorities Project (NPP) concluded that total spending on the Iraq War will rise to more than $315 billion.
If the request is approved, NPP estimates that the request will add another $61 billion in funding for the Iraq War, and $10 billion for the war in Afghanistan. Other funding included in the request is $900 million for international assistance and peacekeeping activities in parts of Africa and Pakistan.
"As the national debate increases about the merits of the Iraq War, the public needs to know the enormous human and financial costs, " said Greg Speeter, executive director of National Priorities Project.
Number of U.S. soldiers killed and wounded by state is also available in the new NPP publication, Cost of Iraq War Rises at: www.nationalpriorities.org/iraqwarcost.
The National Priorities Project is a national, non-partisan organization that illustrates the impact of federal policies on local communities.
Click on the map below for a state publication. Tables provide additional information about the supplemental.
Table 1: Department of Defense Funding by Category
Table 2: Non-Department of Defense, Iraq
Table 3: Non-Department of Defense, Afghanistan
Table 4: Non-Department of Defense, Other than Iraq or Afghanistan
For town, city and county numbers, go to: Local Costs of the Iraq War
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