How much did the Gulf War cost the US
How much did the US pay for the Gulf War above and beyond the yearly
cost for supporting its military? The US Department of Defense estimated
the incremental cost at $61 billion. This additional cost included
deployment, construction and operations in the Gulf. However, $54
billion was offset by contributions of other members in the Coalition.
Two-thirds of the $54 billion was provided by the Gulf States ($36
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give into the US willingly in front of his advisors, in fear of his pride, and possibly his life. Neither side went without mistakes. If the US had carried out their task, Saddam would not be creating world problems today. The US was able to hold Saddam from succeeding in his attempt to conquer the Middle East eight years ago. This problem may rise again very soon; hopefully then, we will finish what we started.