Friday, August 29, 2014

U.S. - Iraq Military Operations Are Cost $7.5 Million Per Day

A still image captured from U.S. Navy cockpit video shows an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 after launching from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf on Aug. 10, 2014 in this video released on Aug. 11, 2014. A series of U.S. airstrikes since last week has slowed the operational tempo of the Islamic State, the militant group that has seized large parts of northern Iraq, but is unlikely to substantially weaken the group, the Pentagon said on Monday. Reuters/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Pentagon: Iraq Operations Cost $7.5 Million Daily -- Voice of America

The Pentagon says U.S. military operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq are costing, on average, $7.5 million per day.

Rear Admiral John Kirby said Friday the cost in Iraq has increased as activities have intensified since they started in mid-June.

The news comes a day after President Barack Obama downplayed the possibility of adding U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Syria, but added the administration is still working on a comprehensive plan to deal with the terrorist group.

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More News On U.S. - Iraq Military Operations Costing $7.5 Million Per Day

Pentagon: Iraq Operations Cost $560 Million So Far -- AP
Pentagon: Fighting ISIS in Iraq Costs $7.5 Million a Day -- NBC
DOD: Iraq operations costing $7.5M per day -- The Hill
US operations in Iraq costing $7.5m a day as Obama deliberates strategy -- The Guardian
US Spends $7.5M Per Day On Military Operations Against Islamic State In Iraq, Pentagon Says -- IBTimes
Pentagon's relatively small Iraq costs may jump with escalation: analysts -- Reuters

My Comment: We all know that these costs could sky-rocket on a drop of a hat.

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