war in Iraq
U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, December 19, 2,949 U.S. service members (including 16 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 2,369 in combat and 580 from non-combat related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 12,351. In the last week, 16 U.S. soldiers died.
Since President George W. Bush declared "mission accomplished" aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, 2,803 soldiers have died.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense
IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 50,998 and 56,533.
COST OF IRAQ WAR: $351,467,948,911
--Shea Andersen, Peter Wollheim