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Military Families Speak Out Issue 126: Ambassador Worried Over Afghan Policy. The lead story comes from the Jan 26, 2010 New York Times quotes cables from Ambassador Eikenberry saying "sizable American reinforcements would result in astronomical costs." He wrote, "President Karzai is not an adequate strategic partner..."
Cost of Iraq , Afghanistan tops $1 trillion
Reuters - The cost to U.S. taxpayers of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 has topped $1 trillion, and President Barack Obama is expected to request another $33 billion to fund more U.S. troops this year.
About two-thirds of the money has been spent on the conflict in Iraq since 2003. This year is the first in which more funds are being spent in Afghanistan than Iraq , as the pace of U.S. military operations slows in Iraq and quickens in Afghanistan .
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