Unity of Control: Joint Air Operations in the Gulf - Part Two
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Today U.S. Central Command is working toward better control of joint air operations, a concern that was raised by James Winnefeld and Dana Johnson in an article Unity of Control Joint Air Operations in the Gulf which appeared in the inaugural issue of JFQ. Taking advantage of one of the two longest standing joint task forces, a cadre joint air staff is in training--a cadre that can be rapidly expanded in a contingency. Joint Task Force-Southwest Asia is demonstrating through its efforts how to establish and conduct operations in any joint task force. The lesson is to build on the mission, the unique capabilities of each service, and the many skills brought to a joint staff by the personnel who represent the various participants. Unity of control has arrived.
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