The Cost of War

AFSC national staff Peter Lems speaks at Guilford College on the war in Afghanistan and non-violent movements working for peace

 By AFSC intern Rebecca Muller


It is often hard to fathom that the war in Afghanistan has been going on for almost a decade.    The United States has increased military spending 81 percent since 2001 and by May 20, 2010 the combined cost passed 1 trillion dollars. Since Hamid Karzai was elected in 2005 the level of deaths in Afghanistan has only increased.