Iraq War Facts, Results & Statistics at June 3, 2009

(November update on this link: http://usliberals.about.com/od/homelandsecurit1/a/IraqNumbers.htm)

(Other studies and opinions claim over 1 million Iraquies dead because of ocupation http://voltairenet.org/article164179.html)

4,344 US Soldiers Killed, 31,327 Seriously Wounded

By Deborah White, About.com

Photo taken at Arlington National Cemetery on Oct 3, 2007 (Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSponsored Links
Jun 13 2009

For your quick reading, I’ve listed key statistics about the Iraq War, taken primarily from data analyzed by various think tanks, including The Brookings Institution’s Iraq Index, and from mainstream media sources. Data is presented as of June 3, 2009, except as indicated.

U.S. SPENDING IN IRAQ

Spent & Approved War-Spending – About $800 billion of US taxpayers’ funds spent or approved for spending through mid-2009, including $76 billion requested by President Obama and approved by the House.

U.S. Monthly Spending in Iraq – $12 billion in 2008

U.S. Spending per Second – $5,000 in 2008 (per Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on May 5, 2008)

Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq – $390,000 (Congressional Research Service)

Lost & Unaccounted for in Iraq – $9 billion of US taxpayers’ money and $549.7 milion in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors. Also, per ABC News, 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47 rifles.

Missing – $1 billion in tractor trailers, tank recovery vehicles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and other equipment and services provided to the Iraqi security forces. (Per CBS News on Dec 6, 2007.)

Mismanaged & Wasted in Iraq – $10 billion, per Feb 2007 Congressional hearings

Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported – $1.4 billion

Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items – $20 billion

Portion of the $20 billion paid to KBR that Pentagon auditors deem “questionable or supportable” – $3.2 billion

Number of major U.S. bases in Iraq – 75 (The Nation/New York Times)

TROOPS IN IRAQ

Iraqi Troops Trained and Able to Function Independent of U.S. Forces – 6,000 as of May 2007 (per NBC’s “Meet the Press” on May 20, 2007)

Troops in Iraq – Total 139,000, including 134,000 from the US and 4,000 from the UK.

U.S. Troop Casualties – 4,344 US troops; 98% male. 91% non-officers; 82% active duty, 11% National Guard; 74% Caucasian, 9% African-American, 11% Latino. 19% killed by non-hostile causes. 54% of US casualties were under 25 years old. 72% were from the US Army

Non-U.S. Troop Casualties – Total 316, with 179 from the UK

US Troops Wounded – 31,327, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries (total excludes psychological injuries)

US Troops with Serious Mental Health Problems – 30% of US troops develop serious mental health problems within 3 to 4 months of returning home

US Military Helicopters Downed in Iraq – 71 total, at least 36 by enemy fire

IRAQI TROOPS, CIVILIANS & OTHERS IN IRAQ

Private Contractors in Iraq, Working in Support of US Army Troops – More than 180,000 in August 2007, per The Nation/LA Times.

Journalists killed – 139, 93 by murder and 46 by acts of war

Journalists killed by US Forces – 14

Iraqi Police and Soldiers Killed – 9,063

Iraqi Civilians Killed, Estimated – A UN issued report dated Sept 20, 2006 stating that Iraqi civilian casualties have been significantly under-reported. Casualties are reported at 50,000 to over 100,000, but may be much higher. Some informed estimates place Iraqi civilian casualities at over 600,000.

Iraqi Insurgents Killed, Roughly Estimated – 55,000

Non-Iraqi Contractors and Civilian Workers Killed – 561

Non-Iraqi Kidnapped – 306, including 57 killed, 147 released, 4 escaped, 6 rescued and 89 status unknown.

Daily Insurgent Attacks, Feb 2004 – 14

Daily Insurgent Attacks, July 2005 – 70

Daily Insurgent Attacks, May 2007 – 163

Estimated Insurgency Strength, Nov 2003 – 15,000

Estimated Insurgency Strength, Oct 2006 – 20,000 – 30,000

Estimated Insurgency Strength, June 2007 – 70,000

QUALITY OF LIFE INDICATORS

Iraqis Displaced Inside Iraq, by Iraq War, as of May 2007 – 2,255,000

Iraqi Refugees in Syria & Jordan – 2.1 million to 2.25 million

Iraqi Unemployment Rate – 27 to 60%, where curfew not in effect

Consumer Price Inflation in 2006 – 50%

Iraqi Children Suffering from Chronic Malnutrition – 28% in June 2007 (Per CNN.com, July 30, 2007)

Percent of professionals who have left Iraq since 2003 – 40%

Iraqi Physicians Before 2003 Invasion – 34,000

Iraqi Physicians Who Have Left Iraq Since 2005 Invasion – 12,000

Iraqi Physicians Murdered Since 2003 Invasion – 2,000

Average Daily Hours Iraqi Homes Have Electricity – 1 to 2 hours, per Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (Per Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2007)

Average Daily Hours Iraqi Homes Have Electricity – 10.9 in May 2007

Average Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity – 5.6 in May 2007

Pre-War Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity – 16 to 24

Number of Iraqi Homes Connected to Sewer Systems – 37%

Iraqis without access to adequate water supplies – 70% (Per CNN.com, July 30, 2007)

Water Treatment Plants Rehabilitated – 22%

RESULTS OF POLL Taken in Iraq in August 2005 by the British Ministry of Defense(Source: Brookings Institute)

Iraqis “strongly opposed to presence of coalition troops – 82%

Iraqis who believe Coalition forces are responsible for any improvement in security – less than 1%

Iraqis who feel less ecure because of the occupation – 67%

Iraqis who do not have confidence in multi-national forces – 72%

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