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War Dead 2-2-2012

In Afghanistan

• 1,876 U.S. troops killed* (1,872)

• 15,282 U.S. troops wounded in action (15,262)

• 1,095 U.S. contractors killed (1,095)

• $496.7 billion cost of war ($494.5 billion)

• $146.6 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($146 million)

In Iraq

The war officially ended in December 2011 with a total of 4,422 U.S. troops killed, 31,922 wounded in action and undisclosed hundreds of U.S. military suicides. But U.S. contractors are assuming a larger role, high levels of U.S. spending continue, and the body count from civil unrest grows.

• 1,560 U.S. contractors killed (1,560)

• 114,731 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (114,467)

• $800.6 billion cost of war ($800.5 billion) 

• $236.4 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($236.4 million)

Through Jan. 30, 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)