It may be the air war alone that opened the way for the recent Kurdish offensive or it may be the presence of elite ground forces.
They envisioned an air war in which Britain's economic and technological superiority would slowly pulverize Germany.
The American air war against the Taliban in Afghanistan succeeded only because of on-the-ground efforts of the Northern Alliance.
It quietly hoped for Gaddafi's success against the rebels and openly opposed NATO's air war.
Second, the more successful an air war is, the less control America has over its allies on the ground.
But with a more than 2-to-1 cash advantage, Portman can overwhelm opposition in an air war.
Thar warn't no wind on the yearth, but up above the air war a-stirrin'.
First documentation I found was in the South Pacific air war in the '40s.
In the end the new bombardment group only served to limit black participation in the air war.
There had been rain in the night; the air war full of forest fragrance, and the low, sweet voice of twittering birds.