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Cost of Libya Intervention $600 Million for First Week, Pentagon Says

Posted By admin On March 29, 2011 @ 4:42 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

George Stephanopoulos
ABC News [1]
March 29, 2011

One week after an international military coalition intervened in Libya [2], the cost to U.S. taxpayers has reached at least $600 million, according figures provided by the Pentagon.

U.S. ships and submarines in the Mediterranean have unleashed at least 191 Tomahawk cruise missiles [3] from their arsenals to the tune of $268.8 million, the Pentagon said.

U.S. warplanes have dropped 455 precision guided bombs, costing tens of thousands of dollars each.

downed [4] Air Force F-15E fighter jet will cost more than $60 million to replace.

And operation of the war craft, guzzling ever-expensive fuel to maintain their positions off the Libyan coast and in the skies above, could reach millions of dollars a week, experts say.

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[1] ABC News: http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2011/03/cost-of-libya-intervention-600-million-for-first-week-pentagon-says.html

[2] intervened in Libya: http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/03/the-note-frustration-over-obamas-libya-policy-grows-but-hasnt-reached-the-boiling-point.html

[3] Tomahawk cruise missiles: http://abcnews.go.com/International/libya-international-military-coalition-launch-assault-gadhafi-forces/story?id=13174246

[4] downed: http://abcnews.go.com/International/us-fighter-jet-crashes-benghazi/story?id=13191505

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