During national security night at the Democratic convention on Thursday evening, we heard a lot about how Barack Obama has navigated international affairs. But what do those actions look like in practice? Here's a quick rundown of some of the numbers underlying his foreign policy over the past four years:
Reported drone strikes* in Pakistan: 282
Estimated militant casualities in Pakistani drone strikes (range): 1,349 - 2,330
Estimated civilian** casualties in Pakistani drone strikes (range): 37 - 52
Numbers of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay in 2009: 242
Number of prisoners at Guantánamo in 2012: 168
Troops withdrawn from Iraq: 142,000
U.S. casualties in Iraq: 264
Size of Afghan troop surge: 33,000
U.S. casualties in Afghanistan: 1,484
Number of nuclear warheads U.S. can deploy in 7 years under New START: 1,550
Free trade agreements: 3
Countries visited by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: 108
Confidence in Obama in Europe (2009 - 2012): 86% - 80%
Confidence in Obama in Muslim countries (2009 - 2012): 33% - 24%
Confidence in Obama in Russia (2009 - 2012): 37% - 36%
Confidence in Obama in China (2009 - 2012): 62% - 38%
* Drone strikes are tallied starting from Obama's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009.
** These estimates do not include victims who were not identified in media reports as either militants or civilians.
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