Close Air Support After Vietnam
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Close Air Support was one of the most important tactics used by the U.S. military in fighting the war in Vietnam. A sizeable portion of future defense dollars will be allocated for forces and equipment to insure America maintains a credible capability for close air support. A major obstacle to establishing this capability, however, is a conflict over roles and missions for individual services especially between the Army and Air Force. This essay discusses some of these obstacles, the status of the present debate, and suggests some way how the issues might be resolved.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics