The Costs of War Project: half a million people directly killed by ‘war on terror’

https://www.axios.com/rising-death-rate-prompts-some-in-congress-to-reassess-war-on-terror-30e41979-317b-4a92-a6c0-90059dfe7178.html The United States’ “war on terror” in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq has directly killed at least 480,000 people since 2001, according to a new report by the Costs of War Project at Brown University. This is an increase of 113,000 over the last count, issued just two years ago. ... The tally includes civilians, U.S. and …

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The UK has spent more on smart weapons than it has spent on humanitarian aid in Iraq

According to an analysis of Ministry of Defence (MoD) statistics obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the UK has spent $376.2m on weaponry and almost $2.1bn to operate the RAF's fleet of Reaper drones and Tornado and Typhoon jets in the region. Campaigners have seized on the fact that the new figures reveal the UK …