Some day soon, the number of American dead and wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq will surpass the 50,000 mark. As of today, that total is 49,182.
5,998 American troops have died.
43,184 American troops have been officially wounded.
An additional 54,592 have required medical evacuation out of combat theaters Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.
The result, a sum total 103,774 U.S. troops—a conservative minimum not including: the walking wounded; those suffering from traumatic brain injury; attempted or successful suicides; or civilian contractors—are casualties of these long wars.
Following the military’s surge in Afghanistan, American casualty rates have significantly worsened. 610 of the 1,546 U.S. troop fatalities have occurred since 2009, along with 6,260 of the 11,110 total wounded during the same time frame.
6,002 American soldiers have died.
43,270 American soldiers have been officially wounded.
An additional 55,007 have required medical evacuation out of the combat zones Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.
On the day that President Obama helped kick off the Wounded Warrior bicycle tour, a conservative total of 104,279 American troops are considered casualties of these long wars. This does not included the walking wounded, those suffering from traumatic brain injury, attempted or successful suicides, or civilian contractors.
No less than 75 percent of all casualties in Afghanistan have occurred during the Obama administration's tenure, including 933 of the 1,560 fatalities and 8,561 of the 11,191 wounded.