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July 27, 2006

Iraq By The Numbers

From the Monthly National Security Index:

Approximate number of U.S. troops currently in Iraq: 126,900

Percent of coalition forces contributed by the U.S.: 86

Approximate amount appropriated by Congress for Iraq operations so far (including funding authorized by the Fiscal Year 2006 Emergency Supplemental): $320 billion

Approximate amount spent by the U.S. in World War I (in inflation-adjusted dollars): $205 billion

Approximate amount the U.S. is spending in Iraq per month in Fiscal Year 2006 (including operational and investment costs): $8.1 billion

Approximate amount the U.S. spent in Iraq per month in Fiscal Year 2003 (including operational and investment costs): $4.4 billion

Number of U.S. service members killed in Iraq: 2,547

Number reported wounded by the Defense Department: 18,988

Number of National Guard soldiers killed in Iraq through July 1, 2006: 364

Number of National Guard soldiers killed in the entire Vietnam War: 97

Number of Iraqi military and police killed since training began (June 2003): 4,898

Number of journalists killed in Iraq: 74

Number of journalists killed in Vietnam: 63

Estimated number of insurgents in Iraq (November 2003): 5,000

Estimated number of insurgents in Iraq (June 2006): 20,000 +

Estimated number of foreign fighters in Iraq in May 2003: 100

Estimated number of foreign fighters in Iraq in May 2006: 1,500

Number of civilian casualties in Iraq since U.S.-led invasion: 20,600 – 37,200

Estimated number of 88 Iraqi military battalions that are capable of operating independently: 0

Number of multi-fatality bombings in June 2004: 9

Number of multi-fatality bombings in June 2006: 57

Average number of daily attacks by insurgents in June 2004: 45

Average number of daily attacks by insurgents in June 2006: 90

Image: Reuters/Ceerwan Aziz.

posted at 1:14 AM by Wonky Muse

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