Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq

Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq

April 7, 2013

Do you get annoyed with your spouse when they tell you that they are going to only spend $100 shopping, but you find out later when you balance the checkbook that it was much closer to $200? Now imagine finding out that they spent 10 times what they said they would. Well, I’ve got good […]

Drawing Down Troops from Iraq

Drawing Down Troops from Iraq

October 20, 2012

Earlier this fall, President Barack Obama declared that our service members stationed in Iraq have been ordered to come home by year’s end. After nine years, the United States military will leave Iraq, and our troops will be back on American soil by January 1, 2012.

U.S. Ends Iraq War Chapter

U.S. Ends Iraq War Chapter

October 10, 2012

Major U.S. bases are closed as the U.S. withdraws nearly all troops and hands over control to Iraqi military and security forces. Nearly 4,500 U.S. soldiers and more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians were killed in the eight-year war. This slideshow provides a deeper look at Iraq’s ethnic composition, military bases, private contractors, casualties and oil […]

Troop Levels in Afghanistan and Iraq

Troop Levels in Afghanistan and Iraq

September 22, 2012

Our troops have provided extraordinary service and sacrifice in both Afghanistan and Iraq for nearly ten years. Last night, the President spoke to the American people about the way forward in Afghanistan, and outlined his plan to remove 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and a total of 33,000 by next […]

By The Numbers: Today’s Military

August 10, 2012

The number of Americans serving in the military is a small slice of the U.S. population. Here, a graphical look at the makeup of the military and the sacrifices those troops have made. Source

The Worst Oil Spills in History

The Worst Oil Spills in History

June 28, 2012

This infographic gives a map of the worst oil spills in history, the scale of these catastrophes may surprise you. Source