U.S. troops in Iraq as of March, 2007: 142,000
U.S. troops killed to date: 3,235
U.S. troops wounded in action, returned to duty within 72 hours: 13,415
U.S. troops wounded in action, and did not return to duty within 72 hours: 10,772
Iraqi Security Forces as of March, 2007: 329,700
Iraqi military and police killed, as of March, 2007: 6,294
Iraqi troops injured *
Iraqi Civilians Killed from May 3003 – October 2006: 70,100**
Number of Iraqi prisoners in U.S. Custody: 17,000
Pentagon estimate of civilians working for U.S.-based contractors: 100,000
Private (non-Iraqi) Military Contractors in Iraq: 20,000***
Private Contractors killed to date: 770
Sources for these numbers include the United Nations, the Pentagon, the National Security Council, and prominent independent monitors.
* There is no official estimate for this number; ** Numbers provided by the Brookings Institution’s Iraq Index http://www.brookings.edu/iraqindex; *** Peter W. Singer, “Outsourcing War,” Foreign Affairs, March 2005.