The Cost of War in Iraq

Since 2003, the United States has spent $818 billion to fund the war in Iraq -- and counting. 

The initial fight in Iraq was meant to cost no more than $60 billion, a small fraction of the cost to date.


ISIS Update

Congress allocated $5.1 billion in 2015 for U.S. Operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This counter represtents costs incurred since June 2014.

President Obama has requested $5.3 billion for fighting ISIS in fiscal year 2016.

In Febrary of 2015, Obama belatedly asked Congress for explicit approval of the U.S. war on the Islamic State - in other words, he requested an Authorization of Military Force (AUMF). As of June, the authorization is still being debated. 

More about U.S. war spending:

  Other counters, including the cost of war in Afghanistan

  How much of the US budget goes to the Pentagon?

  War Spending and the Pentagon's Slush Fund 

  ISIS and Defense spending in 2016