Intercepts | Defense News

September 23, 2014 10:29 PM

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Intercepts | Defense News

Seen from the starboard bridge wing of the destroyer USS Arleigh Burke, a Tomahawk cruise missile rises from the ship’s forward missile launchers on Sept. 23, 2014. (US Navy photo by U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Carlos Vazquez)

Before dawn on September 23, US military forces were joined by several Gulf coalition partners in striking Islamic State targets in northern Syria. The strikes began with a flurry of 47 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from the cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG...

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