The War on Terror by the numbers

The War on Terror by the numbers


929,000 people have died directly tied to war violence

3x that number indirectly killed through hunger, displacement, suicide and lack of resources

387,000 civilians killed

7,057 U.S. service members killed in action

8,000 U.S. contractors killed in action

30,177 military veterans have committed suicide

23% increase in veteran suicides from the previous two decades

38 Million war refugees and displaced families

85 countries have U.S. military operations

8 Trillion dollars has been spent so far

2.5 Trillion more will be spent to take care of wounded vets

8 Trillion is what our military expenditures will be in the next 10 years if we stay at the same budget as 2021

½ the 3.5 Trillion dollar infrastructure bill is less than half of what we spent on the war on terror

½ The military budget is roughly half of all discretionary spending in the U.S.

26,544 deaths caused by terrorism in 2017

7,729 deaths caused by terrorism in 2001

370 Billion was spent on DoD contracts in 2019

The war on terror is a racket, and it’s why we can’t have nice things. We’re currently talking about spending 3.5 Trillion over ten years on health care, child care, housing, infrastructure, family paid leave, education, wage increases and more and the big argument is how are we going to pay for it.  That’s less than we paid military contractors in the past 10 years.  Mmmh, that gives me an idea.