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War Dead 2-9-2012

In Afghanistan

• 1,880 U.S. troops killed* (1,876)

• 15,310 U.S. troops wounded in action (15,282)

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

• $498.8 billion cost of war ($496.7 billion)

• $147.3 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($146.6 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)

• 114,868 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (114,731)

• $800.9 billion cost of war ($800.6 billion) 

• $236.5 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($236.4 million)

Through Feb. 6, 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)