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War Dead 5-24-2012

In Afghanistan

1,965 U.S. troops killed* (1,961)

15,950 U.S. troops wounded in action (15,858)

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

12,793 civilians killed (12,793)

$529.8 billion cost of war 

($528.6 billion)

$156.4 million cost to Eugene taxpayers 

($156.1 million)

 

In Iraq

The war officially ended December 2011 with a total of 4,422 U.S. troops killed, 31,924 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 (1,563)

116,553 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (116,458)

$803.7 billion cost of war 

($803.5 billion)

$237.3 million cost to Eugene taxpayers 

($237.3 million)

Through May 18, 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.