May 9, 2011

241兆円の首:The cost of bin Laden: $3 trillion over 15 yrs - National Journal

Osama bin Laden watches himself on TV (c) DoD
9-11報道の自分を見る老境のビンラディン(c)米国防省

"By conservative estimates, bin Laden cost the United States at least $3 trillion over the past 15 years, counting the disruptions he wrought on the domestic economy, the wars and heightened security triggered by the terrorist attacks he engineered, and the direct efforts to hunt him down.[...]

World War II defense spending cost $4.4 trillion.

U.S. military spending totaled nearly $19 trillion throughout the four-plus decades of Cold War.

It's worth repeating that the actual cost of bin Laden's September 11 attacks was between $50 billion and $100 billion.

- National Journal


National Journalによると、米政府がオサマ・ビンラディン容疑者の首をとるのに費やしたお金は、国内経済へのダメージ、アフガニスタンとイラクの戦争、セキュリティ強化対策費、指名手配、急襲など全部ひっくるめて過去15年で最低3兆ドル(241兆円)は下らないそうだ。

第2次世界大戦の軍事支出は4.4兆ドル(353兆円)。
40年以上に渡る冷戦の軍事支出は19兆ドル(1526兆円)。

9-11同時多発テロで受けた直接の被害は500億~1000億ドル(4兆~8兆円)だから、その30~60倍つかった計算。


[National Journal]

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