(President Peace Prize) dropped 26,171 bombs (on 7 countries) in 2016 (an increase from 2015)

by Bonnie Kristian, from The Week

The United States dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016, which is 3,027 more than it dropped in 2015. Most of the 2016 bombs — 24,287, to be precise — were dropped in Iraq and Syria as part of the coalition effort to defeat the Islamic State.

An additional 1,337 bombs were dropped in Afghanistan, marking a nearly 50 percent increase compared to the previous year. The bombing rate increased in Libya as well, where nearly 500 U.S. bombs were dropped, and another 34 bombs were dropped in Yemen plus 14 in Somalia and three in Pakistan. These numbers come from a Council on Foreign Relations analysis of Defense Department data.

Despite dropping so many thousands of bombs in seven countries in 2016, the United States is officially not at war in any of them. Read more about this Orwellian situation from The Week‘s Damon Linker.

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2 Responses

  1. I recently read a criticism of Trump as being woefully unprepared for office because his business interests are considerably less than than the combined business and budget of the US. I was stunned by that and later by a story saying he was “poor” and Putin knew it. Where are they going with these story lines, especially when compared to Obama’s business acumen Trump is a god. I mention these stories because in reviewing Obama’s tenure as this story does his inability to and possibly disinterest in managing any aspect of govt is staggering.
    Keep up the great work!

  2. Shameful, shameful shameful. These murderers seem to be totally lacking in shame, mercy, kindness, honesty or any decent human qualities. Fuck the US Air Force.

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