Theater Commander's Utilization Of Tactical Fighter Assets: Train Like We'll Fight, Or Are We Shooting Ourselves In The Foot?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph addresses the perception that the U. S. Air Force does not consider air support to the U.S. Army a high-priority. The support provided does not fully demonstrate the effectiveness of airpower assets concentrated on that portion of the theater of operations considered most important by the theater commander. Unless we properly demonstrate that effectiveness, we are not training as we expect to fight. My research focuses at the theater level and the impact senior airman at that level have on fighter support to ground units. It begins with a review of Air Force doctrine and field performance. The scope is limited to the use of tactical fighter assets in direct support of ground units.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics