The Count DoD photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert C. Brogan, U.S. Army

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 2,418 of the war in Iraq…

By Jake Armstrong 11/19/2009

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American military service members — 3 more than last week — have died since the war began in 2003, according to the US Department of Defense. A total of 13,883 have suffered injuries serious enough to keep them from returning to duty.

$8.5

billion is the cost of food and other products Kuwait-based contractor Public Warehousing Co. KSC delivered to US and coalition soldiers in the past 6 years, allegedly under fraudulent, inflated bills and false claims on contracts, according to a criminal indictment handed down Monday, the Washington Post reported.

1.5

is the rating Iraq received on a scale of 10 in Transparency International’s annual corruption report, putting the war-torn country in a dead heat with Sudan for the fourth-most corrupt nation, Voice of America reported Tuesday.

$333.4

million is how much Pasadena taxpayers have contributed to the Iraq war since it began, enough to fund 998 affordable housing units, according to the National Priorities Project.


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