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War Dead 5-3-2012

In Afghanistan

• 1,948 U.S. troops killed* (1,931)

• 15,786 U.S. troops wounded in action (15,672)

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

• 12,793 civilians killed (12,793)

• $524.9 billion cost of war ($522.1 billion)

• $154.9 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($154.2 million)


In Iraq

The war officially ended 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)

• 116,321 to 1.2 million civilians killed* (116,107)

• $803.2 billion cost of war ($803 billion) 

• $237.2 million cost to Eugene taxpayers ($237.1 million)

Through May 1, 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.