April 6, 2011
The war in Libya is costing the US Air Force $4 million a day but the cost likely will drop now that American fighter jets pulled out of the operation, the air force secretary said Tuesday.
As of Tuesday morning, “we’re probably (at) about 75 million dollars for the cost of the operation thus far,” said Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, the top civilian overseeing the service.
“And our best estimate was about four million dollars a day.”
Speaking to defense reporters in Washington, Donley said the price tag “will probably be adjusted here as the US participation in strike operations has now gone away.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 5:16 am