US economy in wartime
BOSTON — Waging war in Yugoslavia is not expected to have much effect on the American economy - at least not yet. Gordon Adams of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, assesses the costs this way.
*The buildup to hostilities cost some $200 million.
*The daily cost of the war for the US is between $30 million and $40 million.
*If a peace deal is signed, the cost of keeping US troops in Kosovo could reach $1.5 billion a year.
*The downed F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter cost $42 million.
*Each Tomahawk missile costs $1 million.
*The Pentagon does not budget for unplanned military actions. It will have to take the money from elsewhere in its $200 billion annual budget.