Officials with the Miami-based Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), an arm of the US government, are quick to point out that their twin-prop Grumman G-1 at no time leaves international air space. Nonetheless, the Cuban government views the operation as the equivalent of a full-on invasion of Cuban sovereignty.
There is quite a bit of debate about whether the broadcasting is effective or not. Some claim that the Cuban government has been able to block the signal at least in and around the Havanna area.
This has cost quite a bit of money. However, it hasn't cost as much as Operation Iraqi Freedom. Something to think about. Freeing a nation from dictatorship can be done in different ways, each with its own expense list.