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Iraq War Casualities

David Wood

The Iraq War's Human Costs

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

Nightfall and still over 100 degrees as the gun trucks of a U.S. military convoy known as Dagger Three Seven growl in S-turns past the concrete barrie...

Years Later, U.S. Soldier Finds Iraqi Family And Apologizes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.26.2012 | Good News

How do you go about apologizing for an act that could so easily have been lost in the fog of war? In a powerful article published in this month's N...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the Pentagon marked the official end to the war in Iraq with a brief ceremony in a secure part of the Baghdad airport -- helicopters hovering protectively overhead. Although Defense Secretary Leon Panetta later declared that the cost paid by America was "worth it," a look at the price tag offers a more sobering assessment: 4,487 U.S. military personnel killed, over 2,000 U.S. government contractors killed, over 40,000 American troops wounded, over 100,000 Iraqis killed, at least 2 million Iraqis displaced from their homes, and a final tab that could ultimately reach $4 trillion doled out by U.S. taxpayers (a far cry from the $50 billion to $80 billion the Defense Department originally predicted it would cost). And beyond the cost in lives and treasure are the less quantifiable costs we'll be paying for years to come, including the strengthening of Iran and the weakening of America's moral standing in the world.

The Priceless Price of the Post-9/11 Decade

Anthony Gregory | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, we are seeing lots of estimates on the costs of America's wars waged in the last decade. Yet most of them miss the big picture.

A Call to Arms (and Legs) in the Civil War and in the Iraq War

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lapham's Quarterly

Since 2003, American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been losing limbs at twice the rate of any previous American war. More than six percent of injured US troops require amputation.

After Fort Hood: Count All the Dead

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

The most depressing aspect of Thursday's shoot-out at Fort Hood is that none of the 11 people who died in the melee will be counted as casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Violent Veterans, the Big Picture

Helen Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Helen Benedict

Iraq War veterans seem to be killing and hurting themselves and others more than veterans of any other war in American history.

Muntadir al-Zaidi and Us

William E. Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Connolly

It is a pity that more American journalists have not appreciated the heroism of Muntadir al-Zaidi, the way he spoke for us as well as for them when he threw his shoes at Bush.

US Military Deaths In Iraq Have Passed 3,900 Mark

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As of Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at least 3,901 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to a...

Newspaper Fills Front Page With Photos Of 48 Local Soldiers Killed In Iraq

Editor and Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Vickie Kilgore, executive editor of The Olympian in the city of Olympia, Wash., put it bluntly this morning in a column: "Today's front page is a dram...