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This report presents difficult-to-find statistics regarding U.S. military casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF, Afghanistan), including those concerning medical evacuations, amputations, and the demographics of casualties. Some of these statistics are publically available at the Department of Defense's (DOD's) website, while others have been obtained through contact with experts at DOD.
Daily updates of total U.S. military casualties in OIF and OEF can be found at the DOD's website, at [http://www.dior.whs.mil/mmid/casualty/castop.htm]. In addition, the CRS Report RS21578, Iraq: Summary of U.S. Casualties is updated on a weekly basis.
This report will be updated as needed.
Medical Evacuation Statistics--U.S. Military Personnel
All U.S. military personnel evacuation statistics are provided to CRS by DOD's Deployment Health Support Directorate (DHSD) and the Army Office of the Surgeon General. The numbers listed in this report are taken from DOD's May 18, 2006; March 7, 2006; July 14, 2005, February 8, 2005; and October 18, 2004 updates. All numbers have been generated using the Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) Regulation and Command and Control Evacuation System (TRAC2ES).
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
According to DOD, a total of …