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Costs Rise for US in Battle Against IS

U.S. officials have used many words to describe the terror group known as Islamic State, including "brutal," "nimble" and "resilient." As the United States approaches the one-year anniversary of the start of airstrikes against Islamic State, officials may also need to add the word "costly." According to numbers released this week by the Defense Department, the U.S. has spent $2.74 billion on counter-IS operations between August 8, 2014, and June...

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