As we approach the ten year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, it is worth taking note of the staggering costs of war in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past decade. A recent study by researchers at Brown University suggested that as many as 225,000 people have died as a result of the two wars. They also suggest that the price tag for the military’s involvement could be as high as $4 trillion.
Take some time this week to tell your policymakers that the current level of military spending is unsustainable. Our nation must find alternative responses to violence. The costs are simply too high.