7,745. 6/2/2011

According to information in a Washington Post article on June 2, 2011: “Since 2009, the United States has spent over $100 billion a year on the troop surge in Afghanistan, while in 2011 the U.S. defense budget has reached a staggering $671 billion. Between 2001 and 2010, the United States spent a total of $444 billion in Afghanistan, including $25 billion each for economic development and for Afghan security forces.”

 – Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan on the Brink, Page 17

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