Definition of airpower
: the military strength of a nation's air force
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This and the political and military primitivism of some adversaries (e.g., the Islamic State) are reshaping the environment in which airpower operates, and the purposes of this power.
Over the past three years, the Iraqi army has regrouped, with the help of Shiite militias, Kurdish forces and American airpower, driving the militants out of all but a few small pockets, such as central Mosul.
The Shaheed 129 drone was the third aircraft downed by U.S. airpower in the past month, following the shootdown of a Syrian Arab Air Force Su-22 ground attack jet and another Shaheed drone.
But because U.S. airpower is so overwhelming, even opponents who have jets have mostly chosen not to match them up with ours.
As the fight for Mosul continues — closely backed by the U.S.-led coalition and heavily reliant on airpower to clear territory — reconstruction costs will only mount.
The U.S. has backed the SDF with weapons, airpower, and ground support in its campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in northern Syria.
The U.S. has backed the SDF with weapons, airpower, and ground support in its campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in Syria.
At the same time, Iraqi government forces, also supported by U.S. advisers and airpower, would advance toward al-Qaim.
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