The war in Afghanistan is 16 years and counting, and the United States has suffered many losses, ranging from the death toll to what it has costed the country.
There have been approximately 2,309 U.S. fatalities in and around Afghanistan only up to Feb. 1 2018, according to iCasulties. The website tracks all casualties, and wounded, in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars; it was formally known as the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count created by a software-engineer in 2003.
Below is a year-by-year chart breakdown of U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan (Information via iCasualties):
From the years of 2007-2013 casualties were over at least 110 every year, with the year 2010 seeing the highest recorded amount.
Also, the site recorded that approximately 17,674 total U.S. military members were wounded during the Afghanistan war. This includes members of the Army, Navy, Marines and the Air Force.
According to iCasulties, the Army has endured the highest amount of wounded people (12,309). Since May 2009, the total aformentioned military wounded has not dropped below 100.
The war has not only costed lives and injuries, over 16 years, but it's been monetarily costly for the country. It's been widely reported, by various outlets including the National Priorities Project, that the total revenue spent on these wars have eclipsed over trillions of dollars.
So, how much has been specifically allocated to the Afghanistan war?
Well, a July 2017 summary and analysis, U.S Military Spending: The Cost of Wars, estimates direct costs reach about $841 billion.
Anthony Cordesman -- chair member at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a consultant during the Afghan and Iraq wars to the Departments of State and Defense -- stated the amount includes President Trump's 2018 budget request if it is met.
Below is a more in-depth look into the war costs from the 159-page report:
The Afghanistan war has obviously taken it's toll on countless families, friends, and the country. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.