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War Dead 2-28-2013

In Afghanistan

• 2,168 U.S. troops killed* (2,168)

• 18,285 U.S. troops wounded in action (18,255)

• 1,316 U.S. contractors killed (1,316)

• 12,793 civilians killed (12,793)

• $615.7 billion cost of war ($613.5 billion)

• $181.8 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($181.2 million)

 

In Iraq

The war officially ended December 2011 with a total of 4,422 U.S. troops killed, 31,926 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.

• 1,595 U.S. contractors killed (1,595)

• 121,732 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (121,466)

• $811.5 billion cost of war ($811.3 billion) 

• $239.6 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($239.6 million)

Through Feb. 25, 2013; 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.