The United States has spent 5.8 trillion in fighting wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Syria by the end of 2022, according to a study by Brown University.
The figure comes from research under Brown University's Cost War project. It also includes interest payments on money spent on wars in these countries. This number will continue to grow in the coming decades. The university estimates that by 2050, the United States will spend only 2.2 trillion on health care.
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are different from previous wars fought by the United States. The money spent on these wars is said to have been borrowed, not through taxes or bonds.
"It's important that we calculate the cost of the US wars and counterterrorism operations after 9/11," Crawford told CBS News. At the same time, we are going to slow down a bit for those who lost their lives in these battles.