Watch America Strike Syria—One Photo at a Time

War Is Boring
Sep 24, 2014 · 3 min read

Military photographers and recon aircraft document missile & air raids

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Arleigh Burke launches a Tomahawk cruise missile at Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on the morning of Sept. 23. Navy photo
The U.S. Navy cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile at Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on the morning of Sept. 23. Navy photo
Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy cruiser USS Philippine Sea watch as a Tomahawk cruise missile launches on the morning of Sept. 23. Navy photo
A U.S. Navy F/A-18C prepares to launch from the USS George H.W. Bush during air raids on Islamic State militants on Sept. 23. Navy photo
A U.S. Navy EA-6B prepares to launch from the USS George H.W. Bush during air raids on Islamic State militants on Sept. 23. Navy photo
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker crew takes off from Al Udeid air base in Qatar to support the strike planes on Sept. 23. Air Force photo
A U.S. Air Force F-22 leaves Al Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates, bound for Syria on the morning of Sept. 23. Air Force photo
Bombs strike Islamic State facilities in eastern Syria on Sept. 23. U.S. Central Command captures
Before and after reconnaissance photos depicting bomb damage on Islamic State facilities in eastern Syria. U.S. Defense Department photo
Before and after reconnaissance photos depicting bomb damage on Islamic State facilities in eastern Syria. U.S. Defense Department photo
Before and after reconnaissance photos depicting bomb damage on Islamic State facilities in eastern Syria. U.S. Defense Department photo
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker refuels an Air Force F-16 during air strikes on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria on Sept. 23. Air Force photo
A U.S. Navy EA-6B lands on USS George H.W. Bush following air raids on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria on Sept. 23. Navy photo
A U.S. Navy F/A-18F lands on USS George H.W. Bush following air raids on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria on Sept. 23. Navy photo
A U.S. Navy F/A-18E lands on USS George H.W. Bush following air raids on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria on Sept. 23. Navy photo

War Is Boring

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