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Pentagon: Iraq Operations Cost $7.5 Million Daily

The Pentagon says U.S. military operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq are costing, on average, $7.5 million per day. Rear Admiral John Kirby said Friday the cost in Iraq has increased as activities have intensified since they started in mid-June. The news comes a day after President Barack Obama downplayed the possibility of adding U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Syria, but added the administration is still working on a comprehensive plan to deal with the...

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