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Mar 30th, 2010


U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at least 4,386 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,739 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

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U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, March 26, 2010, at least 945 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.

Latest identifications:


Army Sgt. 1st Class Carlos M. Santos-Silva, 32, Clarksville, Tenn., died March 22, 2010 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Marine Lance Cpl. Justin J. Wilson, 24, Palm City, Fla., died March 22, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Marine Lance Cpl. Rick J. Centanni, 19, Yorba Linda, Calif., died March 24, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Marine Sgt. Maj. Robert J. Cottle, 45, Whittier, Calif., died March 24, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Marine Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Ross, 19, Gillette, Wyo., died March 24, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago¬†— March 30, 2009

Conflict in Iraq video

GAO: Iraq pullout ‘massive and expensive’ (NBC Nightly News, March 25, 2009) — A report by the Government Accountability Office says the U.S. pullout from Iraq will be a massive and expensive effort. NBC’s Steve Wende on the cost of packing people and equipment. (02:01)

Trillion-Dollar Wars Since 9/11

One-year retrospective: One year ago today, I reported that Pentagon spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to fight terrorism elsewhere had reached $685.7 billion since 2001, according to the Government Accountability Office. In a letter to Congress dated March 30, 2009, the GAO said the Iraq war accounted for $533.5 billion in Defense Department spending obligations through December 2008, while spending on operations in Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Philippines totaled $124.1 billion, with the remaining $28.1 billion spent on operations to defend the U.S. mainland.





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