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The Cost of (2) Wars

By Ken Tucci, WBZ-TV Producer
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With all the talk about the national debt, deficit spending and proposed cuts/taxes, I am curious about how much the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are costing us – total amount so far, and this year alone.  Seems nobody is reporting this anymore. - Eagles, Ashland

According to a report from “Congressional Research Service” the total cost of both wars has been $1.1 trillion.

This fiscal year the war in Afghanistan is expected to cost $72.9 billion and the war in Iraq, $66 billion.

The cost for Afghanistan has been going up since the surge there, while the cost has been going down in Iraq as troops pull out.

Of course in any discussion of war costs we can’t forget the human costs.

What do you think?  Is it worth it?

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