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Josh is a U.S. Navy Ordinance Specialist. He's one of the crew on board the USS George H.W. Bush that's carrying out missions against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq from the Gulf. Becky and her team go to spend a day with Josh seeing for themselves what his routine entails and what the thinks is the aircraft's ultimate objective.
Many of the aerial attacks against ISIS begin and end at sea. Becky and her team were given the chance to board the USS George HW Bush in the Gulf to get a first-hand look at the U.S.-led coalitions' mission in action.
Becky and her team got the chance to get on board the USS George H.W. Bush. That's one of the main aircraft carriers taking part in the military action against ISIS. Becky reports how every 55 seconds a plane returns from carrying out missions against the terrorist group inside Syria.
One of the main political objectives of this year's UNGA is getting countries around the world to agree to a common plan to defeat the rise of extremist groups. The focus this time around is on ISIS and the estimated 12 thousand foreign fighters who are thought to be fighting alongside the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. The largest group of militants comes from Tunisia. Becky raised the issue with Tunisia's Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa.
Five Arab states have confirmed they are taking part in the U.S.-led military campaign against ISIS. We explore why each of the five countries are taking part and what this unprecedented united action means for the region.