That's $3 million in cash.<br>The Essex (LHD) and it's task force will amount to much more.<br>Manpower, helicopters, boats, etc will come in handy moving emergency supplies around. One can place a monetary value on that too.<br>http://www.essex.navy.mil/default.aspx<br><br><br>I count 27 helicopters on the flight deck in this photo, most of them CH-46 Sea Knights. Helicopters and pilots to fly them aren't cheap. Neither are the ships.<br><br><br><br><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by electricron on 05/06/08 08:25 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
I agree that there are many other resources at play, but considering that we are supposedly the most affluent country on the planet, $3 million is pocket change. How much are we spending on that Bush excursion in Iraq again? <br><br>
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