A report from the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University concludes that the United States has spent $6.4 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, and more than 801,000 people have died as a direct result of fighting.
The study also finds that:
- In addition to 801,000 people who have died due to direct war violence, indirectly this number multiplies several times
- Over 335,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting
- 21 million — the number of war refugees and displaced persons
- The US government is conducting counterterror activities in 80 countries
- The wars have been accompanied by violations of human rights and civil liberties, in the US and abroad