Report: Cost of caring for veterans of post-9/11 wars could reach $2.5T by 2050

www.upi.com
3 min read
fairly difficult
The total cost of caring for U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach $2.5 trillion by 2050, according to a report released Wednesday by Brown University's Costs of War Project
U.S. soldiers attend a training session for the Afghan Army in Herat, Afghanistan, in May. File Photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA-EFE

U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Task Force-Iraq, man defensive positions at Forward Operating Base Union III, in Baghdad in December 2019. File Photo by Maj. Charlie Dietz/U.S. Army/UPI | License Photo

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division stand security at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. Photo by Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/USMC/UPI | License Photo

Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit process Department of State personnel for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. Photo by Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/USMC/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- .

The amount, which includes the costs of disability benefits and medical care already incurred along with projected future costs, is double that of previous projections made by the project in 2011 and 2013, the report…
Read full article