U.S. Troops in Iraq

Number of U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of 2008: 146,000
Number of casualties for 2008
U.S. troops (through Dec. 3): 300
Iraqi civilians and security forces (through Dec. 3): 5,672
Total U.S. fatalities since 2003: U.S. deaths (as of Dec. 3): 4,207
Total cost of war 2003-2008: $607.6 billion
Source: Iraq Coalition Casualty Count: http://icasualties.org.

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