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War Dead 3-21-2013

In Afghanistan

• 2,181 U.S. troops killed* (2,170)

• 18,333 U.S. troops wounded in action (18,311)

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

• 12,793 civilians killed (12,793)

• $622 billion cost of war ($619.9 billion)

• $183 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($183 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)

• 122,224 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (121,995)

• $812 billion cost of war ($811.8 billion) 

• $239.7 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($239.7 million)

Through March 18, 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.