America’s catastrophic miscalculation: 20 years of disaster in Afghanistan

RT News:

Here are the figures:

▪️$85BN in US weapons & equipment abandoned to the Taliban including 75,000 vehicles, 200 planes and helicopters and 600,000 small arms

▪️At least 47,000 civilians killed (Brown University’s Costs of War project)

▪️Nearly 6MN Afghans have fled or been displaced internally since 2001

▪️More than 2,400 US military personnel killed and 20,000 wounded; an additional 3,800 private contractors died and 1,100 allied service members

▪️More than 64,000 members of the US-trained Afghan National Army died.

▪️Afghanistan’s opium production was estimated to be 6,300 tons in 2019, according to UN estimates. By 2020 there was a 37% increase.

With a price tag of more than $2 trillion over 20 years, has the cost been far greater than money?

 

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