We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.
It appears the Pentagon’s announcement was made via Twitter.
Pentagon announces airstrike on Twitter https://t.co/xKdI1uMdT0
— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) August 8, 2014
How does the media plan to cover airstrikes in Iraq, by RT’ing the Pentagon?
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 8, 2014
We are seeing unconfirmed reports that the airstrikes were launched from the USS George H. W. Bush.
Name of the carrier from which two FA18s dropped bombs on Iraq from? The USS George HW Bush. Time is a flat circle.
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) August 8, 2014
Breaking: Obama launches airstrikes from USS George H. W. Bush against ISIS so he can blame Bush if it all goes wrong pic.twitter.com/mtxVLhGTvR
— Walter Cronkite (@CronkiteSays) August 8, 2014
This Twitter user has priorities:
Damn, Martha Radits interrupts my Family feud for a, "Special Report" act like Igaf if we are bombing Iraq bioch it's @IAmSteveHarvey
— Dinophan (@DonovanCreamer1) August 8, 2014