Dark Apocalypzia: 21st Century War - By the Numbers
Wednesday/February/16 2011 Filed in: Philosophy / World View
Iraq Coalition Military Fatalities: Year by Year: 2003 through 2010
Total Iraq Coalition Military Fatalities: 4,748
The US accounts for 93% of all coalition fatalities in Iraq: 4.430
US forces wounded since the 2003 beginning of the war: 30, 718
Afghanistan Coalition Military Fatalities: Year by Year: 2001 through 2010
Coalition military fatalities have been on a distinct upward trend over the last decade.
Total Afghanistan Coalition Military Fatalities: 2,271
If this trend continues, the war will soon have caused the deaths of more people than did the 9/11 attacks it was launched in response to.
The US accounts for 63% of all coalition fatalities in Afghanistan: 1,440
More US forces have died in Afghanistan under the two years of the Obama administration than died in the eight years of the Bush administration.
US forces wounded since the 2001 beginning of the war: 9,256
Total cost of Afghanistan and Iraq Wars since 2001
Total $1.124 Trillion
Cost of Iraq War: $747.307 Billion
Cost of Afghanistan War: $377.255 Billion
By Household Iraq and Afghanistan: $9,597
Cost of War in !raq: $6.377 / Household
Cost of War in Afghanistan: $3, 219 / Household
Cost Comparison: The Moon Times Ten
The Artemis Project estimates that the total cost of putting men on the moon (the combined costs of Projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo) was $100 Billion.
That is one-tenth the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan endeavors.
It took less time to put men on the moon (1961 - 1969) than it has taken to win the still ongoing Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
Sources: icasualties.org, National Prioriites Project