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Author Roberts, L. Ross.

Title Ground truth [electronic resource] : the implications of joint interdependence for air and ground operations / by L. Ross Roberts.

Imprint Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. : Center for Strategy and Technology, Air University, [2006]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 301.26/26:52    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vi, 94 p.)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Occasional paper ; no. 52
Occasional paper (Air University (U.S.). Center for Strategy and Technology)
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 22, 2008).
"March 2006."
The original document contains color images.
Summary Joint interdependence grows out of the growing reliance of the Army on the Air Force as it becomes more agile and sheds some of its organic fires. Therefore, this research paper only addresses those areas where air and ground operations merge, on the battlefield. There are four questions addressed herein: What are the implications of joint interdependence? What are the doctrinal friction points? Where is the potential for operational seams? What might be the options for a way ahead? Organizing the services to become more interdependent makes sense operationally and strategically. Yet, experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq demonstrate that the services have much to accomplish to institutionalize joint interdependence despite the spirit of cooperation that now exists between the air and land services in both areas of operations. The simultaneous ground operations of the US Army's V Corps and the US Marine Corps' I MEF during Operation Iraqi Freedom provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the issues of joint interdependence and propose potential solutions towards creating mutually enabling air and ground operations. This recent experience combined with the historical accounts of past air-ground cooperation provides some of the answers to the questions posed above and is also indicative of the difficulty in actually institutionalizing the organizational, training, and doctrinal changes necessary to make an interdependent land and air force. This will be hard work. Understanding the implications of creating a truly interdependent force capable of withstanding the pressures of the next inter-war period is the first step.
Subject Unified operations (Military science)
Air power -- United States.
Military Aircraft Operations.
Military Forces and Organizations.
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics.
Tactical air support.
Joint military activities.
Command control communications.
Fire support.
Combat forces.
Iraqi war.
Unified operations (Military science)
Air power -- United States.
Air power. (OCoLC)fst00802495
Unified operations (Military science) (OCoLC)fst01161336
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Air University (U.S.). Center for Strategy and Technology.
Other Form: Roberts, L. Ross. Ground truth vi, 94 p. (DLC) 2006470269 (OCoLC)76902473
Standard No. DTICE ADA463466
Gpo Item No. 0422-K-03 (online)
Sudoc No. D 301.26/26:52

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