For John, BLUF: Airpower is the way the nation can fight on the cheap—in terms of the commitment of human lives, our lives. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The International New York Times for 31 December 2014, we have a link to a series of slides (9, but most a set of slides within the main slide) looking at the current air campaign in Iraq (and Syria).
The overall title is "How the Air Campaign Against ISIS Grew". Your tax dollars at work. Millions of tax dollars.
Regards — Cliff