Pentagon Says Cost of Current Iraqi Operations is $7.5 Mil a Day

Via Reuters, we have been spending $7.5 million a day in Iraq since mid-June. That's a total to date of about $532 million.

U.S. military operations against Islamic State in Iraq have cost an average of $7.5 million per day since they began in mid-June, the Pentagon said on Friday, a figure that means the department has spent more than $500 million on the conflict.

Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told a briefing the expense of U.S. operations against Islamic State in Iraq had varied since U.S. forces became involved on June 16 but on average "it's costing us about $7.5 million per day."

Reuters says according to analysts, the U.S. has been spending $1.3 billion per week on Afghanistan.

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    Are there spread sheets anywhere (none / 0) (#1)
    by nycstray on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 04:43:01 PM EST
    that we can see exactly how their money is spent?

    I think a chunk of (none / 0) (#2)
    by KeysDan on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 05:09:06 PM EST
    it went toward a villa in the South of France, and reasonable expenses, for Maliki.  If so, worth every penny.  And, if we could get the place next door for Aba Bakr al-Baghdadi it would help the situation out also, too.

    Swell neighborhood... (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by fishcamp on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 05:16:00 PM EST