airpower

noun
air·​pow·​er | \ ˈer-ˌpau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce airpower (audio) \

Definition of airpower

: the military strength of a nation's air force

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That ceasefire would not necessarily bring an end to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces -- only remove the US's airpower from the battlefield. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, "What a wedding massacre says about Trump's plan to leave Afghanistan," 19 Aug. 2019 The struggling campaign also underscores the limits of Syria’s and Russia’s airpower and inability to achieve a definitive victory in the country’s long-running civil war, now in its ninth year. Zeina Karam, BostonGlobe.com, "Syrian activists say airstrikes killed 27 in rebel-held town," 22 July 2019 In the months leading up to the Normandy invasion, targets up and down the French coastline were bombed and strafed by allied airpower. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch U.S. Army Rangers Scale The Same Cliff Their Forebears Did on D-Day," 6 June 2019 The struggling campaign underscores the limits of Syria’s and Russia’s airpower and inability to achieve a definitive victory in the country’s long-running civil war, now in its eighth year. Bassem Mroue, SFChronicle.com, "Stalled Idlib campaign shows limits of Syrian, Russian power," 13 July 2019 The struggling campaign underscores the limits of Syria’s and Russia’s airpower and inability to achieve a definitive victory in the country’s long-running civil war, now in its eighth year. Washington Post, "2-month Idlib campaign nets little for Syria’s Assad," 13 July 2019 With a length of over six meters, the PL-15 is intended to break the legs of US airpower by targeting the aircraft supporting strike missions—US Air Force and Navy refueling and airborne early warning and control aircraft. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "US puts rush order on long-range air-to-air missile," 11 July 2019 As early as September 1992, Biden publicly advocated for lifting the arms embargo that discriminated against the Bosnian Muslims, the principal victims of Serbian aggression, and for striking the aggressors with airpower. Marilynne Robinson, Harper's magazine, "Letters," 10 May 2019 The regime also switched to the indiscriminate use of airpower. Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, The New York Review of Books, "How Assad Made Truth a Casualty of War," 7 Sep. 2018

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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