Washington, November 22 (RHC)-- A new report from Washington says that the U.S. Air Force is on track to triple the number of bombs dropped on Afghanistan this year, compared with last year.
The major increase in bombing comes as the Donald Trump administration has deployed thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in recent months. By early 2018, there are slated to be about 16,000 U.S. troops there.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military has also sharply increased bombing in Somalia in recent days. The New York Times reports the U.S. has carried out at least five drone strikes since November 9th, killing at least 40 people, whom the Pentagon claims are militants with Al Shabaab.
This comes as a new report from Brown University’s Costs of War Project estimates that the U.S. wars since the 9/11 attacks in 2001 will cost up to $8 trillion in interest payments alone over the coming decades. Their report says the U.S. has already spent $4.3 trillion on the wars -- and that the U.S. will be paying trillions of dollars in interest on the war debt for decades to come.
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