Half Million Killed by America’s Global War on Terror ‘Just Scratches the Surface’ of Human Destruction

A new study from Brown University's Costs of War Project found that the U.S. "War on Terror" has killed half a million people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. (Photo: Spc. Phillip McTaggart/Flickr/cc)

“This new body count signals that, far from diminishing, the war is only intensifying.”

The United States’ so-called War on Terror has killed about half a million people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, according to a new estimate from the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute.

Half Million Killed by America’s Global War on Terror ‘Just Scratches the Surface’ of Human Destruction