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Air Power in Support of Air Assault Operations.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The thesis of this paper is that air power is the most effective operational fire for support of air assault operations. Specifically, this paper explores the efficacy of air power in support of air assault operations employed as a form of operational maneuver. It begins with a discussion of operational maneuver. Next, the paper describes how operational fires complement the air assault operation. The section on operational fires includes a brief discussion of the doctrinal targeting methodology. Three forms of air power--air interdiction, joint suppression of enemy air defenses, and close air support--are discussed in detail in terms of how they complement the air assault operation.
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