August 8, 2014 – U.S. aircraft have dropped two laser-guided missiles over Iraq in a targeted attack against Iraqi militants. The new attack, announced on Thursday, was directed by President Obama.
From the report:
Mr. Obama said Thursday night he had authorized targeted airstrikes and emergency assistance missions in northern Iraq, saying the U.S. must act to protect American personnel and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. Mr. Obama said the goal of strikes would be to stop militants closing in on the northern city of Erbil, a Kurdish stronghold, or to allow local forces to aid the Yazidis, the religious minority.