9/11 in Numbers (Part I): The U.S. Military

Since 9/11, the United States military has changed in several fundamental ways. Here are just a few of them:

  • The Defense budget grew by 155% from FY2001 to FY2011
  • The number of active military personnel increased by 3.6%
  • The Army and Marine Corps grew by 18.8% and 16.1%, respectively
  • The Navy and Air Force shrank by 13.0% and 5.6%, respectively
  • The U.S. military suffered a total of 6,236 fatalities from September 11, 2001 to September 8, 2011 in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • The number of U.S. military personnel in Europe shrank by 32.9%, but increased by 687.7% and 664.2%, respectively, in North Africa/Near East/South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • The number of U.S. troops stationed in Saudi Arabia, from which 15 of the 19 hijackers originated, declined by 90.9%

A comprehensive chart outlining many of these key differences is included below:

About Sean Patrick Hazlett

Finance executive, engineer, former military officer, and science fiction and horror writer. Editor of the Weird World War III anthology.
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