Casualties, force levels and expenditures
Figure 1: Fatalities in Iraq Theater of Operations, and 6 month trailing moving average, up to end-September, and October estimate is prorated based on figures through 10 October. Source: Iraq Coalition Casualities, accessed 10 October 2006.
Figure 2: Wounded in Iraq Theater of Operations, and 6 month trailing moving average, up to end-September. Source: Iraq Coalition Casualities, accessed 10 October 2006.
Figure 3: Cumulative fatalities and wounded in Iraq, up to end-September. Source: Iraq Coalition Casualities, accessed 10 October 2006.
Figure 4: U.S. Forces and Total Coalition Forces (excluding Iraqi) in Iraq, up to end-September. Source: Brookings Saban Center Iraq Index, October 9, 2006 version.
Figure 5: Monthly burn rate for Iraq Theater of Operations, in billions of dollars per month (bdpm), by fiscal year. Source: Amy Belasco, “The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global
War on Terror Operations Since 9/11,” Congressional Research Service Report RL33110, September 22, 2006, Table 5.
These “burn rates” do not include “reset costs” for replacing worn out and damaged equipment. The CRS report states:
“CBO and Service Estimates of Reset Costs. How large is the likely
reset bill and how might that affect DOD’s baseline budget? Last year, in March 2005, CBO estimated that the backlog of maintenance and replacement costs for warworn equipment was about $13 billion, about the same as the services’ estimates at that time, and that annual repair and replacement costs would run about $8 billion a
year based on the current pace of operations. These CBO estimates, however, do not reflect substantial procurement funding received by DOD in the FY2005 Supplemental, the FY2006 bridge fund, DOD’s baseline or regular budgets, or requested in the FY2006 supplemental. The House Appropriations Committee, for example, estimated that about $8 billion in the FY2006 bridge fund was for replacing
In its most recent alternative funding path for GWOT, CBO estimates that about $60 billion would be needed through FY2016 assuming a gradual drawdown in deployed forces from about 258,000 in FY2006 to a steady state of 73,000 in FY2010. This estimate does not include the $24 billion in procurement funds appropriated or requested in FY2006, much of which is probably for reset.”
Observation: All indices are rising (except for non-U.S. coalition troops ex. Iraqi; that series is declining).