Agence France-Presse quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Resident Senior Fellow James Hasik on the cost for the United States of fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham:

Taking into account the larger-scale air operations over Syria, the wear and tear on hi-tech hardware and the cost of even a small troop contingent in Iraq and the region, some budget analysts and former officials say the war’s annual cost could rise to more than $10 billion.

“I think you’re talking double-digit billions, not single-digit billions,” Jim Haslik, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, told AFP.

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