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 A Tomahawk cruise missile is launched from the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) in a strike against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001.  The carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime.  The USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) is steaming at sea as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate Master Chief Terry Cosgrove.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
October 7, 2001
Photographer's Mate Master Chief Terry Cosgrove
Caption Writer
Terry Mitchell
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CG 58
Other Visible Equipment
BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missile firing
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Night launch