$1,000,000,000,000 and counting

one_trillion_dollar_bill1According to the National Priorities Project, the total direct cost to the United States of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq surpassed one trillion dollars on Sunday, May 30th.

Estimates of the direct and indirect costs of the wars, including future health care for wounded soldiers, interest payments on debt, and other factors, already run into the multiple trillions of dollars.

Tags: Afghanistan, Defence policy, Iraq, National Priorities Project, U.S. military spending