The Pentagon confirms that the United States has launched an airstrike in Iraq, according to a tweet by USA Today.

 

ABC NEWS is also reporting

that the airstrike is happening against militant forces.  ABC's Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz said in a Breaking News piece that, despite President Obama saying that the U.S. would not become involved in a large scale war in that region again, the U.S. is now engaged in combat.