Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told a briefing the expense of U.S. He did not offer an estimate of the Pentagon's total costs so far, but an average cost of $7.5 million per day for 71 days would mean the department has spent roughly $532 million. By comparison, the Pentagon has been spending roughly $1.3 billion per week on Afghanistan, analysts said.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyer is making final arguments in McDonnell's corruption trial, saying McDonnell never did anything to help a businessman who supposedly bribed him.