Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told a briefing the expense of US operations against Islamic State in Iraq had varied since US forces became involved on June 16 but on average “it’s costing us about $7. 5 million per day”.
US military operations against Islamic State in Iraq has cost an average of $7. 5 million per day since they began in mid-June, the Pentagon says, a figure that means the department has spent more than $500 million on the conflict.
“We’re well within the limits that we need for 2014,” Mr Kirby said, noting defence secretary Chuck Hagel previously said the Pentagon would not require additional funds to cover the costs of Iraq this year.
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