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The Cost of a No-Fly Zone


A rundown of the cost of launching cruise missiles from ships in the Mediterranean Sea, and bombing Libya's military targets

The first 10 days of Operation Odyssey Dawn, the multinational effort to stop Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi from attacking rebels, cost U.S. taxpayers at least $550 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Here's a rundown of the cost of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles from ships and submarines in the Mediterranean Sea, and bombing Libya's air defense system, tanks, and weapons depots.

With Kevin Brancato. Tiron is a reporter for Bloomberg News.

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