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

Mar 28, 2011 6:50pm

One week after an international military coalition intervened in Libya, 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 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 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.

Read more HERE from my colleagues Luis Martinez and Devin Dwyer.

And CLICK HERE to see what Amb. Susan Rice said about a possible exile deal for Moammar Gadhafi.

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