THE COSTS OF WAR

...IN TAX...

...IN LIVES...

...IN OTHER...

Iraqi Civilian Casualties
169,774 - 189,165

Afghani Civilian Casualies
26,000 - 91,000

U.S. Military Casualties
4,834 in Iraq
3,528 in Afghanistan
FOR THE SAME AMOUNT OF
MONEY INDIANA TAXPAYERS
WILL SPEND ON THE DEPARTMENT
OF DEFENSE THIS YEAR WE COULD:

Provide Pell Grants for
341,179 Students in Indiana

17,931 million in taxes
from Indiana

119 casualties
from Indiana

OR

Hire 113,817 Elementary
School Teachers in Indiana

...DOLLARS...

...LOST AND...

...NEEDS...

Proposed allocations for military
spending: 44% of 2017
federal budget allocation
for discretionary spending.
 
U.S. Military Personnel Wounded
32,223 in Iraq
17,674 in Afghanistan
Civilian contractors killed:
3,418
OR

Offer 233,489 Scholarships
for Indiana College Students

OR

South Bend taxpayers
have paid $250.5 million
for Iraq & Afghanistan wars

914 Indiana
Military Wounded
in Iraq & Afghanistan

Provide 107,278 Clean Energy Jobs

OR

Provide 973,682 Children
with 1 year of Head Start

...SPENT...

...DISRUPTED...

...NOT MET...


Michiana Peace and Justice Coalition


  • costs to the long-term
    health of the U.S. economy
    including an expanded trade
    deficit and high inflation

It's time to develop less costly
policies both at home and abroad

Contact us by visiting the Michiana
Peace and Justice Coalition website
www.michianapeacejustice.net
The cost of the current war in
Afghanistan is high and rising daily.
In addition to the sky-rocketing
human, monetary, and social
costs quantified here, there are
many other costs not so easy to
quantify but just as real:

  • costs to U.S. credibility
    both at home and abroad,
    especially as pertaining
    to respect for international
    law and human rights

  • costs to international
    security as the war casualties
    in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria
    provide terrorist organizations
    with an increasingly effective
    recruitment tool.
SOURCES:
www.costsofwar.com
www.nationalpriorities.org
www.iraqbodycount.net
www.globalsecurity.org
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_
casualties_of_the_U.S._invasion_
of_Afghanistan
http://icasualties.org
 

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