December 16, 2011 in Nation/World

Iraq before and after the war

 

• CASUALTIES:

• U.S. deaths as of Dec. 15: 4,487, according to the Pentagon.

• Confirmed U.S. military wounded (hostile) as of Nov. 29: 31,921.

• Confirmed U.S. military wounded (non-hostile, using medical air transport) as of Oct. 31: 40,350

• Deaths of civilian employees of U.S. government contractors as of Sept. 30: More than 2,097.

• Iraqi deaths as of Nov. 30 from war-related violence, according to Iraq Body Count: At least 103,775.

• COST:

• More than $805 billion as of Nov. 30, according to the National Priorities Project.

• TROOP LEVELS:

• October 2007: U.S. troop levels reach 170,000 at peak of buildup, with total international troop strength at 182,000.

• July 2009: International troop levels in Iraq drop to 135,000.

• October 2011: U.S. troop strength at 39,000.

• OIL PRODUCTION:

• Prewar: 2.58 million barrels per day.

• July 29, 2011: 2.37 million barrels per day.

• TELEPHONES:

• Prewar cellphones: 80,000.

• October 2011: An estimated 23 million, served by three carriers.


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