Independent experts from the United States have calculated how much US taxpayer money the Pentagon has spent on military operations over the past 20 years.
In a publicly available study by Brown University, it is reported that the war department of the United States spent about 5.9 trillion. dollars.
At the same time, it is noted that the designated amount also includes expenditures by the US State Department, which American diplomats spent on destabilizing the situation in certain regions of the world.
The calculation also took into account the funds allocated for the care of veterans of hostilities and other expenses.
According to the statistics cited in the report from 2001 to 2018, in wars in which the United States took the most active part, more than 460 thousand people died, half of which are civilians. About 10 million people were forced to flee the combat areas.
Earlier, American media reported that Washington spent more than 1.5 trillion on military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria alone. dollars.