The battle for the last scrap of land held by ISIS has taken longer than expected.
F/A-18F Cockpit Footage from Arabian Gulf
ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 10, 2014) Cockpit footage from an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 as it launches from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Bush is operating in the Arabian Gulf on a scheduled deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet. The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct military operations in support of humanitarian aid deliveries and targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and interests, in response to activities conducted by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists. (U.S. Navy video/Released)