How much has Britain spent on military intervention?

New research has uncovered the additional cost for the UK of each military operation since the early 1990s, with Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq responsible for a large portion of the £34.8bn total

Intervening militarily is expensive. That’s been proven by a recently published book Wars in Peace: British Military Operations since 1991 published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) which has worked out the additional cost of conflicts in the nineties and onwards as £34.8bn.

The book reveals that the £34.8bn total has been dominated by Operation Herrick (Afghanistan since 2001) at £20.6bn and Operation Telic (Iraq 2002-2009), which cost £9.6bn.

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