Definition of airpower
: the military strength of a nation's air force
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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.
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.
See More The offensive will depend on a mixed force of Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by U.S. airpower and artillery.
Our rising preference for airpower has corresponded with a declining tolerance for Western deaths and a parallel declining regard for non-Western lives.
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