Military conflicts in which the U.S. pledged since September 11 attacks have killed at least 225,000 people and cost nearly 3700 billion in the U.S. budget, according to a study published this week by the University Brown.
“The most conservative estimates of the direct death toll stood at that time to 225,000 dead and 365,000 wounded,” say the authors of the report for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and the led campaign against terrorism in Pakistan.
Civilians have borne the brunt of the war amounted to 172,000 deaths, 125,000 Iraqis, 35,000 Pakistanis and 12,000 Afghans.
At the same time, the number of soldiers killed has reached 31,741 people, according to the report, about 6,000 Americans, 1,200 Allied soldiers, 9,900 Iraqis, 8,800 Afghans, Pakistanis 3500 and 2300 members of private military companies.
The conflicts have also caused a massive flow of refugees and displaced persons, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan (more than 7.8 million people).