Archive for July 11, 2009

U.S. military casualties in Afghanistan since the launch of Operation Khanjar (July 2):

  • Hayes, John E., age 36
  • Hager, Roger G., age 20
  • Tate, Darren Ethan, age 21
  • Missman , Gregory James, age 36
  • Roy, Michael C., age 25
  • Missman, Gregory J., age 36
  • Talbert, Christopher, age 24
  • Garner, Mark A., age 30
  • Williams, Derwin, age 41
  • Hosford, Chester W., age 35
  • Chavers, Brock H., age 25
  • Johnson, Issac L., age 24
  • Gideon, Nicolas H. J., 20
  • Randolph, Tony Michael, age 22
  • Fairbairn, Aaron E., age 20
  • Casillas, Justin A., age 19
  • Sharp, Charles S., age 20

According to the National Priorities Project:

To date, $172.9 billion dollars have been allocated to the war in Afghanistan since 2001. In addition, we estimate that $24.4 billion dollars of the recent supplemental will be used to further fund the war in [Afghanistan] for a total of $197.3 billion dollars.

We will likely never know how many civilians died in Afghanistan as a result of the war. According to the Human Security Report Project’s Afghanistan Conflict Monitor, “[s]ystematic collection of civilian fatality data only began in 2007.” However:

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