General Article The war on terror continues and still no one counts the costs

Topic Selected: Terrorism Book Volume: 355

By Kenan Malik

The war on terror. A phrase forever in the media and on our lips. Its very ubiquity helps obscure the reality of that war.

America, according to a new study from Brown University, is running counter-terror operations in 76 countries – 39% of all the nations in the world.

Since 2001, at least half-a-million people have been killed in wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq alone. The real figure is likely to be far higher.

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