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War Dead 8-23-2012

In Afghanistan

• 2,080 U.S. troops killed* (2,067)

• 17,204 U.S. troops wounded in action (17,095)

• 1,173 U.S. contractors killed (1,173)

• 12,793 civilians killed (12,793)

• $558.2 billion cost of war ($554.3 billion)

• $164.8 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($163.7 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 are assuming a larger role, high levels of U.S. spending continue, and the body count from civil unrest grows.

• 1,569 U.S. contractors killed (1,563)

• 117,847 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (118,224)

• $806.2 billion cost of war ($805.9 billion) 

• $238.1 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($238 million)

Through Aug. 20, 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.