The United States is spending $11 million per day on the operation against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, which includes airstrikes as well as training of local forces.
That price tag comes out to $5.5 billion overall as of Dec. 15.
Col. Steve Warren, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters at the Pentagon in a teleconference from Baghdad that the air campaign has included 65,492 sorties and 9,782 airstrikes.
About two-thirds of those strikes have been in Iraq, with the rest in Syria.
A few nukes would cost a lot less.