States of Conflict in I’Af/Pak: By the Numbers

President Barack Obama (center) with Afghan Pr...Image via WikipediaBrookings recently released an interesting set of numbers on our priority posts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  See States Of Conflict: An Update on Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Trends in Iraq

Iraqi Civilian Deaths from War:
Aug. 2008: 450;
Aug. 2009: 300;
Aug. 2010: 400

Iraqi Security Force Deaths:
Aug. 2008: 80;
Aug. 2009: 40;
Aug. 2010: 80

U.S. Troop Deaths:
Aug. 2008: 23;
Aug. 2009: 7;
Aug. 2010: 3

U.S. Troops in Iraq (in thousands):
Aug. 2008: 148;
Aug. 2009: 130;
Aug. 2010: 50

Iraqi Security Forces (in thousands):
Aug. 2008: 515;
Aug. 2009: 650;
Aug. 2010: 670

Oil Production (in millions of barrels per day):
Aug. 2008: 2.5;
Aug. 2009: 2.5;
Aug. 2010: 2.3

Electricity Production (average megawatts, official grid; prewar: 4,000):
Aug. 2008: 4,000;
Aug. 2009: 6,500;
Aug. 2010: 6,400

Telephone Subscribers (in millions):
Aug. 2008: 14;
Aug. 2009: 20;
Aug. 2010: 21

Trends in Afghanistan

U.S./Total Foreign Troops (in thousands):
Aug. 2008: 31/61;
Aug. 2009: 62/97;
Aug. 2010: 100/141

Afghan Army/Police Forces (in thousands):
Aug. 2008: 79/80;
Aug. 2009: 100/85;
Aug. 2010: 134/109

U.S. Government Civilians:
Aug. 2008: 274;
Aug. 2009: 624;
Aug. 2010: 1,005

U.S./Total NATO Coalition Deaths:
Aug. 2008: 22/46;
Aug. 2009: 51/77;
Aug. 2010: 55/79

Afghan Civilian Deaths from War:
Aug. 2008: 65;
Aug. 2009: 230;
Aug. 2010: 150

Afghanistan’s Global Rank for Corruption (out of 180 nations; prior year data; source: Transparency International);
Aug. 2008: 172;
Aug. 2009: 176;
Aug. 2010: 179

G.D.P. Growth (annual percentage):
Aug. 2008: 9;
Aug. 2009: 13;
Aug. 2010: 16

Monthly Pay for New Afghan Soldier (in dollars; includes combat pay):
Aug. 2008: 100;
Aug. 2009: 110;
Aug. 2010: 250

Monthly Pay for Afghan Prosecutor (in dollars):
Aug. 2008: 80;
Aug. 2009: 85;
Aug. 2010: 86

Trends in Pakistan
Attacks by Insurgents:
Aug. 2008: 312;
Aug. 2009: 226;
Aug. 2010: 194

Pakistani Forces Involved in Counterinsurgency (2010 figures reduced because of flood relief operations):
Aug. 2008: 120,000;
Aug. 2009: 150,000;
Aug. 2010: 100,000

Militant Deaths from U.S. Drone attacks (monthly average);
Aug. 2008: 10;
Aug. 2009: 30;
Aug. 2010: 45

U.S. Aid to Pakistan (in billions of dollars per year);
Aug. 2008: 2.0;
Aug. 2009: 3.0;
Aug. 2010: 3.6

Popularity of President Asif Ali Zardari (percentage of Pakistanis expressing approval; spring data):
Aug. 2008: 64;
Aug. 2009: 32;
Aug. 2010: 20


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