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U.S. War Costs: $1 Trillion And Counting: 06/08/2010

Richard Burnett - Orlando Sentinel

After nearly a decade of combat, U.S. spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan recently passed the $1 trillion mark, making them the biggest wartime expenditure since World War II, according to a new report.

Johan Galtung On “The Fall Of The Us Empire”: 06/07/2010

- Democracy Now!

The amount of money the United States has spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq surpassed the $1 trillion mark last week, according to the National Priorities Project Cost of War counter. To date, over $747 billion has been appropriated for the war in Iraq and $299 billion for the ...

How To Close The Deficit: 06/07/2010

Libby Spencer - The Detroit News: Politics Blog

Those who became suddenly outraged about the deficit since Obama was elected focus their ire on social programs mostly, with a nod towards "pork barrel" spending, as long as the projects aren't directly benefiting their districts. We constantly hear how Social Security and Medicare are "unsustainable" but few look to ...

Cost Of War Tops $1 Trillion: 06/06/2010

Matt Kanner - The Wire

The combined total cost of the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was projected to exceed $1 trillion on May 30, according to the National Priorities Project. The United States has appropriated $747.3 billion for the war in Iraq and $299 billion for the war in Afghanistan.

U.S. Spending On Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan Exceeds $1 Trillion: 06/05/2010

Scott Harris - Between the Lines

On Memorial Day 2010, Americans honored the service of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have fought in the nation's wars, past and present. During this year's holiday, parades and ceremonies remembered those who have fallen in the wars that continue in Iraq and Afghanistan. To date ...

Total Spent On Wars Reaches $1 Trillion: 06/03/2010

Jackie Bruno - News 22

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost taxpayers a lot of money, the total spent on these wars just reached one trillion dollars.

Group Tired Of Spending Money On War: 06/03/2010


Drivers slowed down by the "bottleneck" on Route 4 near Belle Avenue, because a 40-foot banner hanging from the Garrison Avenue Bridge caught their eyes on Sunday.

Iraq And Afghanistan: Crossing The $1 Trillion Mark: 06/03/2010

Staff - Kansas City Info Zine

Taxpayers in Missouri will pay $11.4 billion and Taxpayers in Kansas will pay $5.9 billion for Total Defense Spending in FY2011.

A Reminder Of Sacrifice: 06/03/2010

Bob Martin - Hartselle Enquirer

As we observed Memorial Day this past Monday it occurred to me that I didn't know much about its origin. Here's what I found:

Cost Of War Sign Mounted On City Hall: 06/02/2010

- Fox40News

The cost of war counter is up on the side of city hall. But there was a hitch Wednesday morning, when private workers were interrupted by local attorney Bob Murphy telling them they didn't have the right permits. Murphy has said he'd sue if the city erected the sign. But ...