Every Single Second The U.S. Spends $103 Fighting ISIS

Fighting the militant group is shockingly expensive

Jun 29, 2015 at 6:16 PM ET

The U.S. spends an astonishing amount of money fighting the Islamic State. The last tally in May came out to approximately $2.44 billion, which includes 273 days of ISIS-related operations that started in August 8, 2014, according to numbers provided by the State Department. That’s nearly $9 million a day,  $371,000 an hour, $6,000 a minute, or $103 per second. Any way you slice and dice it, fighting ISIS is getting expensive.

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