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Domain Integration at the Tactical Edge: The US Air Forces Support to Ground Forces Through the Employment of Air, Space, and Cyber

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Technical Report,25 Jun 2018,23 May 2019

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The United States faces challenges to the warfighting domains which it has traditionally dominated due to advances in technology and the proliferation thereof. The US Air Forces significant capabilities within air, space, and cyber are commonly considered strategic capabilities to be employed independent of the ground scheme of maneuver. This monograph examines ways in which the Air Force can provide full-spectrum support to ground forces, beyond its traditional role of close air support and air interdiction. Through a review of US militarys theoretical framework, historical examples of air-ground integration challenges, and contemporary integration challenges to inform an approach as to how the service can best use its assets to support ground forces.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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