OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE (AFIE) -- Two F-15 Eagles from the Massachusetts Air National Guards 102nd Fighter Wing fly a combat air patrol mission over New York City in support of Operation Noble Eagle. North American Aerospace Defense Command has more than 100 ANG and Air Force Reserve fighters from 26 locations providing homeland defense, with another 100 fighters backing them up. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Bill Ramsay) (VIRIN: 011106-F-4308R-035)
(Worthy News) - When the US-led coalition started bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, we were told by senior generals, politicians and whoever else had a stake in the PR-sell, that it would be a 'generational struggle' that would last 'many years'.
Well, two years on, that prediction has certainly proved accurate. The campaign has had its successes but is far from run.
More than 14,000 strikes have been launched at a cost of $8.4bn (£6.4bn) to the United States and $365m (£280m) to the UK. Some 26,000 targets have been destroyed or damaged.
Rather than lessening, the campaign has stepped up in its second year. [ Source ]
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