The US military initiative against the spread of the ISIS started with only selected airstrikes against some suspected ISIL positions. These airstrikes were carried out from military aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf.
This both mundane but also neat insider video brings you a cockpit view of some of the airstrike support flights from an F/A-18F Super Hornet, part of the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron 213 (VFA-213), aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77). You can’t beat a cockpit view.
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