We are NATO

Interesting how the American eagle and Lady Liberty's torch are featured in this old NATO postcard image. This morning the New York Post published a brief online piece titled
US cost of war $550M for 10 days. Here is the article in full:
The war in Libya has cost US taxpayers more than half a billion dollars so far, mainly for bombs, cruise missiles, and a crashed fighter jet, the Pentagon said yesterday. But the price tag should drop once NATO takes over leadership of Operation Odyssey Dawn as expected today. After that, officials expect to spend about $40 million a month, Cmdr. Kathleen Kesler, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said yesterday. The first 10 days of the campaign cost the Pentagon $550 million. A big chunk of that came from firing more than 200 Tomahawk cruise missiles, which cost between $1 million and $1.5 million a pop. The loss of an Air Force F-15E fighter jet added another $60 million.
It will be interesting to see if our involvement will be limited to the $1 million plus per day that the Pentagon officials are predicting. It will also be interesting to see if any other country will match or exceed that prediction. I doubt that they will because, after all, the USA is NATO.

1 comment:

  1. Correct, and wait until this thing drags out. Then it will shift back to us, even though we are NATO


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