The costs of war are many:
–Human lives–civilians and soldiers–ours and theirs
–Destruction of cities, towns, and entire infrastructures: hospitals, schools, businesses, roads, bridges, airports, neighborhoods, homes, parks, electrical grids, water and sewer pipes, and more.
–Destruction of the environment: pollution of air, water, soil, dirty uranium contamination, etc.
Human Lives Claimed In Iraq:
U.S. Soldiers/Combattants: 4,491 PLUS the Wounded
Plus U.S. Civilians: Contractors, Aid Workers, etc.
Iraqis: Between 174,000 and 1 million
Human Lives Claimed In Afghanistan:
U.S. Soldiers/Combattants: 2,386 Wounded: 20,049
U.S. Civilian Contractors: 1,173
Afghan Civilians: Over 26,000 Wounded: 29,900
Afghan Military Coalition Forces: 3,407 (includes U.S.)
Human Lives Claimed In Syria:
Pro-Government Forces: 112,461
Anti-Government Forces: 114,140
Total Deaths: 326,624
Monetary Costs of War:
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