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War Dead 10-11-2012

In Afghanistan

• 2,128 U.S. troops killed* (2,109)

• 17,684 U.S. troops wounded in action (17,568)

• 1,263 U.S. contractors killed (1,173)

• 12,793 civilians killed (12,793)

• $573.4 billion cost of war ($566.8 billion)

• $169.3 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($167.4 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.

• 1,587 U.S. contractors killed (1,569)

• 119,209 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (118,671)

• $807.6 billion cost of war ($807 billion) 

• $238.5 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($238.3 million)

Through Oct. 9, 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.