“There have been no 9/11-scale terrorist attacks in the United States in the past 20 years. Meanwhile, according to the most recent estimates from Brown University’s Costs of War Project, at least 897,000 people around the world have died in violence that can be classified as part of the war on terror; at least 38 million people have been displaced due to these wars; and the effort has cost the US at least $5.8 trillion, not including about $2 trillion more needed in health care and disability coverage for veterans in decades to come.” Vox: The enormous costs and elusive benefits of the war on terror.

+ On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we rightfully mourned the lives lost on that day. But there have been many other lives lost since. And the majority of those victims were equally blameless. That includes the final act of the U.S. war in Afghanistan: a drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 people. Evan Hill: “Our latest investigation shows how a man the military saw as an ‘imminent threat’ and ‘ISIS facilitator’ was actually an aid worker returning to his family.”