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Chart: How much more the U.S. has bombed the Islamic State than the Taliban

“The price of waging America’s wars has gone up dramatically this week. First, we heard Republican presidential candidates in the debates Wednesday night saying they would send thousands of U.S. ground troops into Syria and Iraq to battle the Islamic State. Earlier that day, we heard Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, head of the U.S. Central Command, tell Congress that only ‘four or five’ Syrian trainees — from a $500 million American plan to prepare as many as 5,400 fighters this year — have ended up ‘in the fight’ inside Syria.”

Source: Chart: How much more the U.S. has bombed the Islamic State than the Taliban – The Washington Post

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