As of Tuesday, day 3,419 of the war in Afghanistan and day 2,873 of the war in Iraq …
1,382 American military service members (8 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,442 (the same as last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.
100 days is how long Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (left) gave government ministers to end corruption and deliver services, a demand increasingly voiced by anti-government protesters filling Iraqi streets in some areas, CNN reported.
9 children were reported killed Tuesday in an airstrike in Afghanistan, and NATO-led forces were being blamed in the deaths of 65 other civilians in an earlier operation near the Pakistan border, prompting an investigation, Agence France-Presse reported.
$1.1 trillion is the combined cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Congress on Tuesday OK’d $4 billion in cuts to already-targeted programs to help avert a government shut-down without discussing the cost of the ongoing wars.
— Compiled by Jake Armstrong