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War Dead 10-25-2012

In Afghanistan

• 2,134 U.S. troops killed* (2,128)

• 17,790 U.S. troops wounded in action (17,737)

• 1,263 U.S. contractors killed (1,263)

• 12,793 civilians killed (12,793)

• $577.7 billion cost of war ($575.2 billion)

• $170.6 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($169.9 million)

 

In Iraq

The war officially ended December 2011 with a total of 4,422 U.S. troops killed, 31,930 wounded in action and undisclosed hundreds of U.S. military suicides. But U.S. contractors have assumed a larger role, high levels of U.S. spending continue, and the body count from civil unrest grows.

• 1,587 U.S. contractors killed (1,569)

• 119,510 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (119,273)

• $808 billion cost of war ($807.8 billion) 

• $238.6 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($238.5 million)

Through Oct. 23, 2012; sources: icasualties.org; defense.gov, U.S. Dept. of Labor (contractor deaths updated occasionally)

* highest estimate; source: iraqbodycount.org; based on confirmed media reports; other groups calculate Iraqi civilian deaths as high as 655,000 (Lancet survey, 2006) to 1.2 million (Opinion Research Business survey, 2008). Afghan civilian deaths from guardian.co.uk tallied monthly.