By the Numbers


Number of Pakistani militants killed in CIA drone attacks last year


Number of those killed who were on the list of the U.S.’s most-wanted terrorists

$1 million

The cost of each of the CIA’s 118 drone strikes

$285 billion

Amount the Pentagon paid to more than 120 contractors accused of fraud or wrongdoing over the last three years


Number of publicly traded companies listed on American stock exchanges in 1997


Number of publicly traded companies listed today


The number of charitable support organizations whose tax-exempt status was revoked by the I.R.S. after investigations revealed that the organizations were used merely as tax-avoidance schemes

Sources: Washington Post; Department of Defense Report to Congress on Contracting Fraud; Fast Company;; New York Times