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No End in Sight. By Caitlin Michele Ambesi :). Iraq Casualties. U.S. Military deaths: about 4,368 U.S. Military wounded: about 31,572 Allied Military deaths: 318 Killed from Britain and other nations U.S. Civilian deaths: 179 Contractors killed during reconstruction effort

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No end in sight

No End in Sight

By Caitlin Michele Ambesi :)


Iraq casualties

Iraq Casualties

  • U.S. Military deaths: about 4,368

  • U.S. Military wounded: about 31,572

  • Allied Military deaths: 318

    • Killed from Britain and other nations

  • U.S. Civilian deaths: 179

    • Contractors killed during reconstruction effort

  • Iraqi Civilians (estimates)

    • Minimum count: 94,279

    • Maximum count: 102,879

  • Economic costs

    • Total cost of wars since 2001: $971,551,600,000

    • Cost in war in Iraq: $712,067,100,000

    • Cost in war in Afghanistan: $259,484,700,000


Causes of the war

Causes of the War

  • Lingering tension and hostility left over from the Gulf War in 1991

    • Iraqi troops were forced out of Kuwait

    • Iraqi government agreed to surrender and destroy weapons

    • Over the years, Iraqi air-defense forces fired missiles and other weapons at the Allied warplanes in unsuccessful attempts to shoot them down

  • Terrorist attacks on the U.S. on 9/11/2001

    • The U.S. government insisted on total Iraqi disarmament

    • In 2003, George Bush said that Saddam Hussein and his sons can either enter into exile within 48 hours or face military conflict

    • Saddam refused, therefore, Bush ordered war


Works cited

Works Cited

  • March. "The History Guy: The Third Persian Gulf War/The Iraq War (2003-Present)." The History Guy: A Resource for History, Military History, Politics, and Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2010. <http://www.historyguy.com/GulfWar2

  • 28, 27 March, Najaf, storm, in, and Kufl.. "2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_invasion_of_Iraq.

  • "COSTOFWAR.COM - The Cost of War." COSTOFWAR.COM - The Cost of War. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2010. <http://costofwar.com/>.


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