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?