tactical air doctrine

tactical air doctrine

Fundamental principles designed to provide guidance for the employment of air power in tactical air operations to attain established objectives.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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(17) They produced what came to be called the "Wann-Woodall" report, which outlined a system of control for air support that formed the basis of the eventual tactical air doctrine. (18) The essentials of the Wann-Woodall system was the establishment of a joint Army-RAF headquarters which would control a composite force of aircraft, and the creation of a radio network outside of the normal Army chain-of-command specifically dedicated to air support.
Jacobs, "Tactical Air Doctrine and AAF Close Air Support in the European Theater, 1944-1945" pp.
The other offerings on the war also provide much food for thought: James Sterret on Soviet air doctrine, Brad Gladman on tactical air doctrine in North Africa, and Ian MacFarling on Australia and the Pacific air war will supply most readers with a wealth of new information and ideas.
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