Number of US military personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001: 2,150
Number of US service members wounded in Afghanistan badly enough to go to hospital since 2001: 19,415
Current annual cost of keeping a US soldier in Afghanistan: $2.1 million
Number of US troops now in Afghanistan: roughly 51,000
Annual average unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans 2002-2012; 10% (average annual unemployment rate for vets of previous wars: 6.3%)
Afghan civilians killed in political violence or war 2006-2012: 14,728
Amount of money US has spent to rebuild Afghanistan: $100 billion
Proportion of the $100 billion wasted or misspent or stolen or given to militants or not received by intended recipient: 85%
Population of Afghanistan: 30 – 34 million
Amount of US aid since 2001 per person: roughly $3,333
Number of Taliban willing to run for elective office while there are US troops in that country: 0
Number of US and allied foreign troops killed by members of supposedly friendly Afghanistan National Army in 2012: 62 . (The number is much less this year , but only because joint operations were suspended for a long period).
Number of women allowed by the election commission to run for president of Afghanistan in 2014: 0
Percentage of annual Afghanistan gross domestic product from the opium trade: 25%
Percentage of the remaining 75% of the annual Afghanistan gross domestic product from foreign aid: 97%.