JCAS: Psst, the "J" Stands for Joint
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The mission of Close Air Support is almost as old as aircraft itself. Each respective service adopted its own respective procedures and C2 structure in accordance with their current doctrine. Since Goldwater-Nichols, the services have tried to align their doctrine and procedures and have succeeded to a point. With technology expanding the capabilities of our air and ground forces, our JCAS doctrine is still behind where we should be as a fighting force. JCAS symposiums have helped align procedures, but the attitudes and mindsets of some services go much deeper than a piece of paper. Now is the time to truly transition to a JCAS force and give our fighting units all the tools they need to succeed on the battlefield.
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