Posted at 9:54 AM on December 13, 2011
by Paul Tosto
While the eventual total costs of the U.S. war in Iraq are estimated to run higher than $3 trillion, the federal government has spent a little less than $700 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Here's the CBO breakdown of Iraq and Afghanistan spending the past decade:
Coincidentally, that total budget authority figure at the bottom of the chart is roughly equivalent to the $1.3 trillion U.S. budget deficit.