At the rate of casualties incurred in October-to-date, cumulative U.S. fatalities in the Iraqi theater of operations will exceed 3000 on this date.
Figure 1: Cumulative fatalities in Iraqi theater of operations, and projection based on October-to-date (22 Oct.) rate of casualties. Gray shaded area is estimate. Source: Iraq Coalition Casualty Count and author’s calculations.
For the latest estimates of the current “burn rate” and reset costs, see this discussion.