Close Air Support Requirements: A Study of Interservice Rivalry
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The question addressed in the research report is who has the responsibility for determining the quantity and quality of close air support required by the Army. The question arose as a result of the reported inability of the Air Force to provide the necessary support to the Army during the first five years of the Vietnam involvement. The continued existence of this unresolved question is evidenced by the current efforts of both Services to procure a close air support vehicle--the Army, the Cheyenne and the Air Force, the AX. To answer this question, the reasons behind the lack of close air support were investigated. In addition, the statutory roles and missions of each Service were considered.
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