Saturday, August 1, 2009

5, 086 U.S. Military have been killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars

This is an older photo but don't doubt that troops 
are still coming home in this manner.

The Human Cost of Occupation -  U.S. Military Casualties in Iraq 
Since war began (3/19/03): 4330 

Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03)  4191

Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3869 

Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09): 102 

American Wounded Official Estimated - Total Wounded: 31446 

Latest Fatality July 24, 2009

Figures  last updated 07/24/09 

U.S. Wounded
Daily DoD Casualty Release
320,000 Vets Have Brain Injuries
War Veterans’ Concussions Are Often Overlooked
How Many Servicemembers Were Wounded?
18 Vet Suicides Per Day?

Iraqi Casualties - more than one million Iraqis have died in this war


Other Coalition Troops - Iraq 318
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan 756
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan 517
Journalists - Iraq 139
Contractor Employee Deaths - Iraq 1,360

Sources: DoD, MNF, and


August 1, 2009:

The war in Iraq is truly an U.S.-only effort today after Britain and Australia, the last of its international partners, pulled out.

The quiet end of the coalition was a departure from its creation, which saw then-U.S. President George W. Bush court countries for support before and after the March 2003 invasion.

At its height, the coalition numbered about 300,000 soldiers from 38 countries– 250,000 from the United States, about 40,000 from Britain, and the rest ranging from 2,000 Australians to 70 Albanians. But most of the United States' traditional European allies, those who supported actions in Afghanistan and the previous Iraq war, sat it out. It effectively ended this week.

Mass protests were held in many countries, including Spain, which was one of the most notable withdrawals from the coalition.

American combat forces withdrew from Iraq's urban areas at the end of June and all troops are to withdraw by the end of 2011, according to the agreement. President Barack Obama has ordered the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops by Aug. 31, 2010, leaving roughly 50,000 troops to train and advise Iraqi security forces.

The United States is now a coalition of one!

In Afghanistan the current forces include 62,000 U.S. troops and 39,000 allied troops, plus about 175,000 Afghan Army and police. Some of the allies plan to pull their troops home in the next couple of years.

If you would like the wars to end call or write to the President:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
(Please include your e-mail address)
Phone Numbers

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

Support the troops - Bring them home now!

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