According to Costs of War, of the National Priorities Project, total costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan allocated by US Congress through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, 2012 are $1.38 trillion, with $807.4 billion to Iraq and $570.9 billion to Afghanistan.
Benefits: in Iraq there is no real democracy, in Afghanistan violence is increasing, Pakistan is increasingly intolerant towards minorities. Women rights and participation to political life are poor in all the countries, even though in different ways. Read on Costofwar.org, a blog written by 20 lawyers, political scientists, anthropologists, economists, humanitarian personel, on costs and benefits of the operations. Total killed in the wars: 236,000.