American Air Power: Multiple Services or Multiple Capabilities?
Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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This paper addresses the national concern about the apparent duplication of tactical air power assets in each of the Nations four services. Included are discussions of airpower Is recent contributions to national defense, descriptions of each of the services aerial force projection components and employment philosophies, as well as an option for future air power organizational structures. The major finding is that there is considerable redundancy in the tactical air force application units of the four services, and each of the services is moving towards a unified consolidation of its air assets. The primary recommendation is that the consolidation continue and that eventually, a single manager for the application of air power will organize, train, and equip air assets for eventual use by the warfighting CINCs.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics