By John T. Bennett - 04/19/11 03:42 PM EDT
The cost of Washington's role in military intervention in Libya has surpassed $600 million, a Pentagon official told The Hill.
"DoD has reported projected costs through April 4 of about $608 million for the Libyan operations," the official said in a Tuesday email.
The U.S. last month took a backseat in the operation, with NATO taking over command.
The new cost figures are in line with Pentagon officials' statements that the U.S. military will take on costs of about $40 million per month while it remains in its supporting role.