About time that reality started being brought into the very few discussions of the very quick abandoning of the missions and those sent by America after 9/11 thus all participating! I don't know if the Brits have yet to pay for any of it, doubt it, especially the Iraq invasion, do know the Americans haven't. But do know that they certainly haven't paid for the results from in regards to those who sacrificed and went, Americans, DeJa-Vu all over again, certainly haven't, as their Veterans of are going through what this Countries Veterans are, once again, as to the responsibility of fully funding the VA and sacrificing as they demanded those sent and their families do, and from reports in many cases even worse! And we won't here much, actually almost nothing, from the 'free press' of the once U.S. democracy, as they promoted and then went silent on accountability, but are quick to jump into the conservative rants on laying blame on the Veterans' Administration!
24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War.
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported. Other failures in the modern era included: peacekeeping in Bosnia in the early 1990s and air strikes in Libya in 2011.
However, it said there had also been a number of successes, such as the first Iraq war in 1991, the no-fly zones set up over Iraq, the Kosovo war in 1999, Sierra Leone in 2000 and initial operations in Afghanistan in 2001.
The Royal United Services Institute said there was “no longer any serious disagreement” that the UK’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq invasion had helped radicalise young British Muslims. read more>>>