United States Military Casualty Statistics: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service


Research Area: International relations; Military and defense


Coverage: Afghanistan Iraq


This report presents difficult-to-find statistics regarding U.S. military casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF, Afghanistan), including those concerning medical evacuations, amputations, and the demographics of casualties. Some of these statistics are publically available at the Department of Defense's (DOD's) website, while others have been obtained through contact with experts at DOD. Daily updates of total U.S. military casualties in OIF and OEF can be found at the DOD's website, at [http://www.dior.whs.mil/mmid/casualty/castop.htm]. In addition, the CRS Report RS21578, Iraq: Summary of U.S. Casualties is updated on a weekly basis. This report will be updated as needed.