U.S. troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan 2001-2010

May 28, 2010

Downloadable text files: Afghanistan data, Iraq data.

Data sources: Iraq – 05/2003 through 04/2010, Iraq Index by the Brooking Institute, May 2010 issue; 05/2010, various news reports. Afghanistan – 09/2001 through 11/2008, Troop Levels in the Afghan and Iraq Wars by Amy Belasco, Congressional Research Service; 12/2008 through 11/2009, Troop Levels in Afghanistan Since 2001 by the New York Times; 12/2009 through 04/2010, read from Figure 1.13 of Afghanistan Index by the Brookings Institute, May 2010 issue; 05/2010, various news reports.

Updated to show data through Nov. 2010.

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2 Responses to “U.S. troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan 2001-2010”

  1. Yoram Gat Says:

    I do believe the graph is correct. Note that the top line shows the total number of troops in Afghanistan + Iraq.

    You are welcome to use the raw values in the data files (links in the post) to plot your own graphs, or to point out errors in the data.

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