US aid to Ukraine in its war with Russia now exceeds the cost of the war in Afghanistan at the peak of the ‘surge’ in 2011.
Millions of Americans oppose massive spending and our involvement in a new perpetual war, but our leaders in Washington can’t send money to Ukraine fast enough.
It’s hard to even keep track of the number of dollars we’re spending here.
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Aid to Ukraine exceeded the cost of the 2011 Afghanistan surge
American aid to Ukraine exceeds the annual costs of the “endless” wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
As the long war between Ukraine and Russia continues unabated, Congressional lawmakers and President Joe Biden have pledged $110 billion in military and economic aid to Ukraine.
Some pro-Ukraine advocates have argued that the cost of aiding Ukraine’s fight with Russia is “peanuts” in “grand strategy terms.”
Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the non-interventionist Quincy Institute, disputed this pro-analyst narrative.
Anthony Cordesman, emeritus chair of strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, wrote last year that “the costs of such aid are small in grand strategic terms.”
Timothy Ash, a fellow at Chatham House, wrote, “It costs peanuts for the US to defeat Russia.”
Here are the hard numbers:
The cost of the war so far is not against the ashes, “peanuts”. US support for Ukraine in 2022 was $68 billion and the White House requested another $34 billion. By comparison, the war in Afghanistan cost $23 billion a year in its first two years. In 2011, at the height of the escalation, the war cost $107 billion. The Iraq War cost $54.4 billion and $91.5 billion in its first two years, respectively. According to the Cost of War Project at Brown University, the failed global “war on terror” has cost $8 trillion and caused more than 900,000 deaths over a 20-year period.
When did the American people hear this?
Aid to Ukraine exceeded the cost of the 2011 Afghanistan Surge and when did we vote for this?? https://t.co/Mipa5XAjTy
— Mary Ellen Belding (@MEB_Justice) January 24, 2023
There seems to be no end in sight. We finally got out of Afghanistan and now it looks like we’re stuck in a new money-sucking conflict.