It is estimated it costs billions of dollars to the US war on terror

the United States after the attacks of 11 September 2001 have spent to fight terrorism around 2.8 trillion dollars. This assessment is contained in the report of the Stimson Center, published on the organization’s website.

Experts pointed out that now the United States has not maintained accurate records of money spent on the fight against terrorism. Were considered in the calculations of the costs of all agencies involved in combating extremism in the country and abroad. Also included were the costs of military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and international assistance programs.

According to the center, from 2002 to 2017 financial year at an average annual Washington was sent to fight terrorism over 186 billion dollars. This amount increased more than 10 times compared to 2001. The maximum value was in 2008 against the background of continuing operations in Afghanistan and Iraq — 260 billion. In 2017, it was $ 175 billion, despite a decline, the General decline in spending is expected. On the share Pentagon for 15 years, had 60 percent of all spending 1.7 trillion.

Analysts point out that a number of weaknesses in expenditure control do not allow us to assess how effective these costs. To improve the situation they, in particular, recommend U.S. Congress to separate the costs of emergency military actions from the rest of the budget.