The Heat: Consequences of U.S. Post-9/11 Wars

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A new study says America’s post 9/11 wars have led to millions of deaths, and continuing health, economic and environmental challenges. 

Following the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, the United States launched what it called the “Global War on Terrorism.” In the intervening years, at least 4.5 million people have died. Roughly a million from direct combat, and the remaining 3.5 million indirectly stemming from “destruction of economies, public services, and the environment.” That’s the conclusion of a new report from Brown University’s Costs of War project. 

More than 20 years later, it’s a price that many nations besides the U.S. continue to pay.

Joining the discussion: 

  • Khalil Jahshan is Executive Director of the Arab Center here in Washington DC. 
  • Aaron Mate hosts “Pushback with Aaron Mate” on The Grayzone. 
  • Saeed Khan is an Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Wayne State University. 
  • Brian Becker is Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition.