Berto Jongman: Costs of War — Domestic Jobs Alternatives…

01 Poverty, 02 Infectious Disease, 03 Environmental Degradation, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 06 Genocide, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Proliferation, 09 Terrorism, 10 Transnational Crime
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  • Over 370,000 people have died due to direct war violence, and at least 800,000 more indirectly
  • 200,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting at the hands of all parties to the conflict
  • 10.1 million — the number of war refugees and displaced persons
  • The US federal price tag for the post-9/11 wars is about $5.6 trillion dollars
  • The US military is conducting counterterror activities in 76 countries
  • The wars have been accompanied by violations of human rights and civil liberties, in the US and abroad

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Phi Beta Iota: The US investment in war, and the US lack of a grand strategy, combine to make the USA the primary source of all ten high-level threats to humanity.

See Also:

Steele, Robert. “10 High-Level Threats to Humanity,” Huffington Post, October 27, 2010.

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