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A Matter of Trust : Close Air Support Apportionment and Allocation for Operational Level Effects

By Major Peter A. Costello III, USAF

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Title: A Matter of Trust : Close Air Support Apportionment and Allocation for Operational Level Effects  
Author: Major Peter A. Costello III, USAF
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Military Science, Close Air Support
Collections: Technology, Science Fiction Collection, Military Science, Authors Community, Bibliography, Naval Science, Literature, History, Social Sciences
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Publisher: Air University Press
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This study follows the history of close air support (CAS) since World War II to examine how it has been apportioned and allocated in the past. It then examines the current joint air operations process. It is the contention of this study that the current system, rooted in its historical past, does not fully employ CAS to its optimum potential. The historical view of CAS has been as a tactical measure, with limited localized effects. However, properly integrated and coequal with the ground scheme of maneuver, it can have operational level effects. This study examines two theories of the use of CAS at the operational level and then recommends changes to the view of CAS and the process for its apportionment and allocation.

Table of Contents
1 INTRODUCTION . . . . 1 2 THE HISTORY OF CLOSE AIR SUPPORT . . . . 7 3 CURRENT JOINT CAS DOCTRINE . . . . 39 4 TWO THEORIES OF CAS AS AN OPERATIONAL ASSET . . . . 51 5 RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . 59 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . 65

 

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