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Cost of a Strike on Syria
There are a lot of variables to consider in the decision over a possible military strike on Syria and one is the financial costs.
FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz looks at how big the bill could be:
Tens of millions is how Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel estimates the cost of a Syria operation. But Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert says that bill can inflate very quickly. Operating a carrier strike force isn’t cheap.
(Greenert) “It will cost you about $40 million a week.”
And destroyers add up…
(Greenert) “A destroyer, I think, costs about $7 million a week.”
…And there are four there.
And as for munitions…
(Greenert) “A Tomahawk missile costs about a million-and-a-half dollars.”
So with all the cuts to the military budget, would the Pentagon need supplemental funding?
(Greenert) “A supplemental might be the order of the day.”
But at a hearing Wednesday, Secretary of State Kerry suggested Arab countries might chip in to cover the cost.
At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.