In the nine months after the military launched Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S-led air campaign against the Islamic State, the military has spent an estimated $2.11 billion, or roughly $8.6 million a day.
Though the Pentagon lists that more than 6,000 targets have been destroyed, the ability for Kurdish and Iraqi ground forces to capitalize on these gains is lacking. There’s no telling how or where this spending will end, and or what the costs will be once the United States begins providing close air support to Syrian rebels in the coming months.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.