Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Cost of War (So Far)

(via Daily Kos)

Knight-Ridder tallies the numbers:

M1 Abrams tanks: 20
M2 Bradley armored vehicles: 50
Stryker wheeled vehicles: 20
M113 armored personnel carriers: 20
Humvees: 250
Fox wheeled reconnaissance vehicles, mine clearers and trucks: 500
Apache attack helicopters: 27
Blackhawk utility helicopters: 21
Kiowa attack helicopters: 23
Chinnok cargo helicopters: 14

And that's losses from combat operations. Thousands more vehicles are near expiration date as they are ground down in sandy Iraq.

But the most important figure:

American soldiers: 2,270


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