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War Dead 4-26-2012

In Afghanistan

•  1,931 U.S. troops killed* (1,927)

• 15,672 U.S. troops wounded in action (15,594)

• 1,131 U.S. contractors killed (1,131)

• $522.1 billion cost of war ($520 billion)

• $154.2 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($153.6 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.

• 1,563 U.S. contractors killed (1,560)

• 116,170 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (116,107)

• $803 billion cost of war ($802.4 billion) 

• $237.1 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($237 million)

Through April 23, 2012; 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)