In December 2014 the U.S. Air Force announced that personnel operating combat and support aircraft over Syria would receive “imminent danger pay” ($7.50 a day and up to $225 a month for being in a combat zone). This will cost the air force up to $135,000 a month ($1.62 million a year) if they keep the number of people involved as 600. That number may as much as double before the end of 2015, but it’s still not a lot of money. The decision to provide the imminent danger pay was retroactive to September 21st when major air operations in Syria began.
But POTUS says it is not war that we are doing.