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Reuters December 31, 2006

FACTBOX-Iraq war costs mount for U.S. public

Dec 31 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. troops who have died in Iraq reached 3,000, according to the Web site www.icasualties.org on Sunday.

Following are some facts about what the conflict has cost the United States.

-- Length of conflict: 3 years, 287 days

-- Dead: 3,000

-- Wounded: 22,057

-- Deployed: 134,000

-- Percent of deployed troops who are members of the military reserves or National Guard: 16 percent

-- Reservists mobilized in support of ongoing military operations since 2001, according to September 2006 GAO report: more than 500,000.

-- Financial cost: An estimated $549 billion on Iraq and Afghanistan combined by the end of the 2007 fiscal year.

-- Five states with highest death tolls: California, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio.

Sources: www.icasualties.org/Reuters news reports/GlobalSecurity.org /Congressional Research Service/Government Accountability Office


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