Trump told how much the US cost of military operations in the middle East
MOSCOW, January 26 — RIA Novosti. The US President Donald trump said that by December 2017, the United States spent $ 7 trillion on operations in the middle East.
“As of last month, we spent 7 trillion dollars on the middle East. This is a large expense. And we’re still there, I won IG*… we did a good job. But it (high costs — ed.) so it’s a shame, it’s a very sad fact,” said trump in an interview with CNBC.
The President did not specify which period in question.
Previously, the Pentagon released a document which estimated the total cost of US military operations since 2001 1.52 trillion dollars. Later, the Watson Institute at brown University released a study that reported that the United States since 2001 has spent 4.3 trillion dollars on military operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as to strengthen national security and help veterans.
It was reported that in the 2018 fiscal year, which began in the US on 1 October 2017, this amount may increase to 5.6 trillion dollars.
*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.