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War by Numbers

BLOOD AND GUTS

As of March 11, U.S. service members killed in Iraq: 556

Number of those killed in hostile action: 380

Number killed since May 1, when President Bush declared major combat operations over: 416

Total U.S. fatalities since December 13, 2003, the day Saddam Hussein was captured: 113

Number of deaths reported by the British military: 59

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By Spain: 10

By Bulgaria: 5

By Thailand: 2

By Poland: 2

By Denmark: 1

By Ukraine: 1

By Estonia: 1

U.S. service members injured in Iraq: 2,777

Number of those with non-hostile injuries: 424

Daily attacks against U.S. troops: 25

Number of U.S soldiers who die every month: 30 to 50

U.S soldiers injured every month: 250 to 300

Soldiers from L.A. County killed during the Iraq war: 5

As of February 29, U.S. soldiers who have been evacuated to Army medical treatment facilities: 9,988

Number of those wounded in action: 930

Percentage with gunshot wounds: 16

Number of non-battle injuries: 3,212

Number with bone or brain injuries, surgeries, heart illness and mental problems: 5,846

Number evacuated because of loss of hands, feet, arms or legs: 70

Number of soldiers in Iraq who are without body armor and are forced to used “Vietnam-era flak jackets” that provide insufficient protection from shrapnel and bullets: 30,000

Iraqi soldiers killed during an April 5, 2003 blitz into Baghdad: 2,000 to 3,000

Iraqi civilian deaths as of March 3: 8,437

Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad during the first month of war: 778

Violent deaths recorded at Baghdad city morgue in April, 2003: 1,214

In September, 2003: 362

Iraqi civilian deaths before Bush declared an end to major hostilities: 3,420

Civilian casualties from air strikes and ground battles in March and April 2003, according to hospital records from Hilla, Najaf and al- Nasiriya: 2,279, of which 678 were fatalities

Civilians killed in ground battles in al-Nasiriya from March 20 to April 5, 2003: 405, including 169 children

Iraqi soldiers who died in ground battles in al-Nasiriya from March 20 to April 5, 2003: 35

U.S. Marines who died in ground battles in al-Nasiriya from March 20 to April 5, 2003: 18

Civilians who died on April 7, 2003, in an attack that targeted Saddam Hussein on the basis of a satellite-phone intercept: 18

Cluster munitions — large weapons that open in midair and scatter widely smaller submunitions in the dozens or hundreds — used by U.S. forces in the three weeks of major combat in March and April 2003: 10,782

Civilians killed or wounded by cluster munitions in that period: 1,000

On March 31, civilians killed by U.S. cluster munition attacks in Hilla: 33

Number injured: 109

Iraqi civilians killed by a truck bomb outside Iskandariyah police station on February 10: 55

Iraqi civilians killed by a suicide truck bomb at the gateway to Saddam’s former Republican Palace on January 18: 30

Iraqi civilians killed by a suicide car bomb at Baghdad airport on February 11: 47

Iraqi civilians killed or wounded February 1 when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Arbil: 265

Civilian deaths in Baghdad, between May 1 and September 30, 2003, that Human Rights Watch says merit an investigation: 94

As of March 8, U.S. troops taken to Germany to be treated for mental health problems: 1,000

U.S. soldiers who committed suicide in 2003: 21

Rate of suicides per 100,000 troops on the ground: 15.8

Percentage higher than Army average: 20

Psychiatrists stationed in Iraq: 110

Psychologists: 120

Social workers: 130

Journalists worldwide killed doing their jobs in 2003: 36

Killed in Iraq: 13

Killed by U.S. fire: 4

DOLLARS AND NONSENSE

Amount President Bush requested to spend on defense for the budget year beginning October 1 that did not include money for the major military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan: $402 billion

Amount the U.S. military gave the Kawwaz family as “an expression of sympathy” after accidentally opening fire and killing Adil abd al Karim al Kawwaz and three of his children as they drove home from their in-laws’ house in Baghdad on August 7,2003: $11,000

In the first seven months of U.S. occupation in Iraq, the amount the U.S. military’s public affairs office paid out in compensation for a variety of offenses committed by American troops: $901,545

Cost to occupy Iraq through 2013, according to the Congressional Budget Office: up to $200 billion

Amount the Bush administration gave to Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), a subsidiary of Halliburton, the oil giant formerly run by Vice President Dick Cheney, to provide for American troops in Iraq and Kuwait: $2.7 billion

Amount the Defense Contract Audit Agency found that KBR tried to overcharge the government: $37 million

Troops KBR told the military it planned to feed at one site: 4,800

Number that Pentagon auditors found that KBR’s subcontract called for feeding at that site: 3,600

Amount Pentagon auditors found KBR attempted to overcharge: $6.4 million

Amount KBR asked the military for to feed troops at a site labeled C-3: $43.3 million

Amount auditors found would have covered the cost: $12.8 million

Amount an audit accused KBR of overcharging for gasoline delivered to serve the civilian market in Iraq last year: $61 million

How long it took the government to approve a six-month extension of a $587-million contract to Halliburton, according to the Government Accounting Office: 10 minutes

Donations that Parsons Brinkerhoff construction company, one of two firms picked to share a $43.4 million contract to help manage reconstruction of Iraq’s electricity grid, gave various Republican party committees in the past five years: $90,000

Amount donated to Democratic groups: $8,500

Donations construction giant Fluor Corp., which recently was awarded a $500 million contract to design and build electricity facilities with AMEC, gave various Republican party committees in the past five years: $48,000

Amount that went to similar Democratic groups: $4,500

Monthly amount the Pentagon is paying the Iraqi political organization led by Ahmad Chalabi, a member of the Iraqi interim government who has close ties to the Bush administration, for “intelligence collection”: $340,000

Amount Pentagon gave to Nour USA, whose president is A. Houda Farouki, a friend of Ahmad Chalabi, to outfit the new Iraqi military, then canceled after two losing bidders complained that the decision-making process was confusing and contradictory: $327 million

The value of the contract that URS Group Inc., which is partly owned by Richard C. Blum, the husband of Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, received to help manage reconstruction of Iraq’s transportation, communications, security, education and health infrastructure: $27.7 million

Amount in donations engineering firm CH2M Hill, which recently was awarded a $28.5 million contract with the California construction firm Parsons Corp., gave various Republican committees over the past five years: $69,000

Amount that went to similar Democratic groups: $34,000

Date the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority is scheduled to hand sovereignty over to an interim Iraqi government: June 30

Diplomats who will remain in Iraq after June 30 to help manage $18.4 billion in reconstruction funds: 3,000 to 5,000

How much the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base inflated budget proposals at the Pentagon’s request last year: $20 million

Amount the Pentagon is contributing to help a production of Macbeth tour U.S. military bases: $1 million