Let Squads Call Air Strikes

West, F. J. Bing
July 2002
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2002, Vol. 128 Issue 7, p38
Conference Proceeding
Asserts that United States special operations squads should have the authority to call air strikes. Lessons learned from the U.S. Marines special operations teams' performance in Afghanistan against the Taliban; Background on changes in U.S. infantry doctrines; Limitations of the U.S. military's existing air strike policies; Need for closer coordination between infantry and air power.


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