The House has rejected a bill that would have cut off funding for the U.S. military intervention in Libya, voting 180-238 to kill the defunding effort. The bill would have likely been dead on arrival in the Senate. In a separate vote earlier Friday, the House rejected a resolution that would have formally authorized military force in Libya.
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MARIO LAPORTA/AFP/Getty Images.A US Navy F-16 fighter jet based at Sigonella airbase on the Italian island of Sicily takes off on March 21, 2011 to take part in operations,in Libya.
"Operation Odyssey Dawn, Costs Mounting"
By Megan Scully-www.nationaljournal.com/ .
Updated: March 23, 2011 (|) 2:18 p.m. March 23, 2011 | 1:35 p.m.
"The Libya operation could cost billions" http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/five-days-into-operation-odyssey-dawn-costs-mounting-20110323?page=2.
March 21, 2001," U.S.-led forces launched 162 long-range Tomahawk cruise missiles, which cost about $1 million to $1.5 million apiece, from ships stationed off the Libyan coast. The total to replace those missiles comes to between $162 million and $243 million. It is unclear how many of those Tomahawks came from the U.S. inventory, but it is believed the vast majority did".
"The Defense Department typically buys about 200 Tomahawks a year".
"The B-2s dropped 45 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMS, which are 2,000-pound bombs that cost" between $30,000 and $40,000 apiece to replace".
Source: By Megan Scully-www.nationaljournal.com/.
|Country||Billions of Barrels|
Top 5 Countries Receiving Aid From The United States
Iraq, 51.2 Billion
Israel, 28.4 Billion
Afghanistan 25.6 Billion
Egypt 18.5 Billion
Russia 10.7 Billion