A number of conservative hawks, including Senator John McCain and House
Armed Services Committee chair Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, have argued that
the costs of military attacks against Syria justify rolling back
planned cuts in Pentagon spending.
First, assuming that the limited strikes proposed by President Obama go forward, an independent estimate by former White House budget official Gordon Adams of the Stimson Center put the cost at as little as $100 million.
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