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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