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War Dead 3-29-2012

In Afghanistan

•  1,905 U.S. troops killed* (1,902)

• 15,488 U.S. troops wounded in action (15,480)

• 1095 U.S. contractors killed (1095)

• $513.6 billion cost of war ($511.5 billion)

• $151.7 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($151 million)

In Iraq

The war officially ended in December 2011 with a total of 4,422 U.S. troops killed, 31,923 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)

• 115,529 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (115,485)

• $802.2 billion cost of war ($802 billion) 

• $236.9 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($236.8 million)

Through March 26, 2011; sources: icasualties.org; defense.gov, U.S. Dept. of Labor

* 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)