Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today that the cost of America's engagement with Libya is currently about $550 million. Testifying on Capitol Hill, he said the US would maintain pressure on Gadhafi's regime but vowed "there will be no American boots on the ground." David Sanger is chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.
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