President Barack Obama announced on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, the complete drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq to zero by the end of 2011, putting to an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S. would maintain a force in Iraq beyond 2011.
Number of U.S. troops in Iraq
39,000 as of this week
*Most recent death was just this Monday, a non-combat death.
Cost of the war
From the beginning of operations through July 31, 2011, the Department of Defense has obligated $704.6 billion for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn.
The monthly cost of the war right now is $3.8 billion.
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