3/31: The Total Iraq and Afghanistan Price Tag: Over $4 Trillion (CLG News)




3/31: The Total Iraq and Afghanistan Price Tag: Over $4 Trillion (CLG News)
Citizens for Legitimate Government
31 Mar 2013
The Total Iraq and Afghanistan Price Tag: Over $4 Trillion --The wars are over, but the spending is just beginning, says a new study 28 Mar 2013 The U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been declared officially over, but America has barely begun to pay the bill, says a new study. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars will together cost $4 to $6 trillion, according a new study from Harvard University's Kennedy School. A large share of those bills has yet to be paid: the study finds that the U.S. has spent around $2 trillion thus far on the two controversial wars, and that growing commitments to spending on military personnel and veterans will drive much of the spending in the decades to come.
Iraqi oil: Once seen as U.S. boon, now it's mostly China's 27 Mar 2013 Ten years after the United States invaded and occupied Iraq, the country's oil industry is poised to boom and make the troubled nation the No. 2 oil exporter in the world. But the nation that's moving to take advantage of Iraq's riches isn't the United States. It's China. The International Energy Agency expects China to become the main customer for Iraq’s vast oil reserves.
NATO strike kills at least one child in Afghanistan 30 Mar 2013 A NATO helicopter killed at least one child and nine 'suspected Taliban fighters' in Afghanistan's east on Saturday, officials and local residents said. Last month Afghan President Hamid Karzai forbade Afghan forces from calling for NATO air support and forbade international forces from using air strikes "in Afghan homes or villages" after Afghan forces called in a strike that killed 10 civilians. There were conflicting reports on the death toll from the air strike. A Reuters reporter saw the bodies of two children. One was in school uniform. Local elder Jan Mohammad and other residents said he was killed in the air strike. The reporter also saw the hand and foot of a toddler at the site of the air strike, but the circumstances of the death were not immediately clear. [Always blame the US. Even when you're wrong, you're right. --LRP]
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