20 years of 9/11: America's war on terror in 10 charts

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US News: NEW DELHI: Exactly two decades ago today, the US was shaken to the core by the boldest and deadliest terror attack on its soil.
These 10 charts show how the events of 9/11 shaped the 20 years that followed ...

Staggering costs of war: In lives and dollars

Global terror on the rise

The threats within

Prejudices remain

Funding the anti-terror fight

NEW DELHI: Exactly two decades ago today, the US was shaken to the core by the boldest and deadliest terror attack on its soil.The visually terrifying events of 9/11 , which unfolded over a few hours, ended up shaping the course of America's war on terror for the next 20 years.Trillions of dollars have been spent in post-9/11 conflicts and nearly a million people killed. Global terror has impacted several nations across the world. Thousands of American-Muslims continue to face widespread discrimination. And the geopolitical tug of war has intensified further.According to various estimates, the toll and physical damage cost of the 9/11 attacks totalled up to around $55 billion. Yet, the amount hardly compares to the money US spent to ensure that another 9/11 doesn't take place again.Data compiled by the Costs of War project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs estimates that America has spent close to $5.8 trillion since 9/11 to fight global terror.Nearly half of this amount has been spent in Afghanistan alone, which helped and aided al-Qaida — the group responsible for the 9/11 attacks.The cost of US war on terror is so staggering that even the daily average comes to roughly $800 million. Moreover, the project estimates that US will have to spend an additional $2.2 on veterans' care for the next 30 years, bringing the total to a whopping $8 trillion.The project estimates that almost a million people were killed in post-9/11 conflicts in various countries. Of these, almost 3 lakh were terrorists and 3.75 lakh civilians.The US lost over 15,000 of its own military personnel and citizens to the wars.While Afghanistan was America's longest and costliest war against terror, it was Iraq that suffered the…
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