War Is (Bad) Business

War Is (Bad) Business

by
Abby Zimet

In its 10th year, the war in Afghanistan has given us not just Taliban and war lords as guards,
but these troubling facts: the U.S. military now spends three times
more on private contractors than its own personnel; those contractors
account for half the total rise in war spending from $7.2 to $62
billion; and the U.S. has spent $1.121 trillion for war-related expenses
like military operations, foreign aid and veterans' health care, with
94% of that total going to the Department of Defense. Reports on what we
spend where from Open CRS: Congressional Research Reports for the
People here. More stuff we shouldn't be doing and what it costs here. Rethink Afghanistan is here.

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