lacks mechanism to accurately track troops wounded in Iraq
The Missing Wounded.
and sources of Americans killed in Iraq since 5/1/03 are documented
in this file. Admittedly the file is incomplete, for the Department
of Defense does not maintain old records. All data was compiled from http://www.defenselink.mil.
If something is amiss in the data collection,
please contact Margaret Griffis.
maintain a daily count based on
news reports. It is not intended to be complete. There is no agency
that keeps track of accurate numbers of Iraqis killed. JustForeignPolicy
maintains a running estimate based on the Lancet
study with the rate of increase derived from the Iraq
Civilian Casualty Studies
Naiman of Just Foreign Policy explains
the similarities between the Lancet and the the Orb estimates.
Numbers from the Iraq Body Count site and the study published in the Lancet
at OpenDemocracy.net. The BBC published
an article, which includes a response from IBC, that criticizes the large
Lancet figures. Middle East expert Juan Cole also gives his opinion
on the Lancet study here.