Naval Expeditionary Air Power, A Justified Capability
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Recent sustained operations provide an excellent example of how the Navy could better support the Joint Force Commander through the use of an expeditionary element of the Carrier Strike Groups airwing. The Navy should formally establish the capability of this tailorable force as a core capability of the CSG that is available to the Combatant Commander or Joint Force Commander upon assignment. This forward deployable element of the CSGs most flexible asset provides for the maximum support of JFACC and JFMCC tasking during the sustained operations, such as the Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction phase. Not only will this formalization give the warfighter the best opportunity to succeed, but it provides the Joint Force Commander a known quantity with established capabilities, limitations and required resources to make the most informed decision on the management of assigned assets.
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