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A new report says the US has spent roughly $2.8 trillion on counterterrorism since 9/11

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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A new report suggests that the US government has spent approximately $2.8 trillion in the fight against terrorism since 9/11.
It's estimated spending peaked in 2008 during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars at $260 billion, later declining to $175 billion in 2017.
However, these estimates come with a lot of caveats -as the US has no single definition for counterterrorism, it can be difficult to make a legitimate estimate of the amount spent.
The U.S. has spent roughly $2.8 trillion fighting terrorism since 9/11, according to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Stimson...
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Trump praises NFL's new rule against anthem protests, says protesters should 'maybe' leave the US

Trump praises NFL's new rule against anthem protests, says protesters should 'maybe' leave the US

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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President Donald Trump has weighed in on the NFL's new rule against US national anthem protests.
He said he supports the move, and suggested that players who want to protest the anthem should perhaps leave the US.
Trump said: "You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe they shouldn't be in the country."
The NFL approved a new national-anthem policy on Wednesday in response to ongoing player protests that took over the 2017 season.
President Donald Trump commented on the NFL's new rule against US national...
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