He examines the role of the FAC(A) in the successful conduct of CAS, noting that "most importantly with regard to this research, the Air Force's methods of detailed integration in planning and Air Force and Army interaction were significantly different at the tactical level than they have been since." He further asserts that "in Southeast Asia, unlike conflicts since, the FAC(A) was assigned to a flying squadron, a Tactical Air Support
Squadron, but attached to an Army maneuver unit as part of the TACP [tactical air control party].
Arms and money would be supplied to an estimated 70,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq and a smaller Shiite force in southern Iraq, with both to be protected and supervised by unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with missiles, as well as with tactical air support
. A considerable NATO force, i.e.
Although he credits tactical air support
of the ground forces as the most effective backup they had, he blames the indiscriminate bombing of "strtegic" targets, many of which had no military value whatsoever, for turning the North Korean civilians against the U.N.
Rather, tactical air support
may be required to do so.
Also stationed at NKP was the 23d Tactical Air Support
Air component requirements for providing tactical air support
in Iraq and Afghanistan have evolved outside the traditional roles of CAS and reconnaissance, creating the need to revise air support that the air component doctrinally provides to ground forces.
Perhaps one of the reasons that such incidents were comparatively few is the use of the Tactical Air Support
Groups -- the demothballed AT-6 (Harvard) trainers which carried army officers as observers.
Tenacious dedication to the simple but demanding task, plus tactical air support
, allowed the division to survive.
Eventually, this concentration of American air power would emerge as the original Ninth Air Force, whose staff assets later were transferred to the United Kingdom to focus on tactical air support
Provides 100 percent of the interceptor, 64 percent of the air traffic control, 49 percent of the tactical airlift, 45 percent of the KC-135 refueling capability, 32 percent of the general purpose fighter force, 23 percent of the rescue and recovery capability 16 percent of tactical air support
, 15 percent of weather flight, 11 percent of the strategic airlift capability and 6 percent of the Air Force's special operations capability.