Flying the Unfriendly Skies: Close Air Support Sets the Tone for Tactical Superiority in Afghanistan




It is an art form as much as it is a science. The execution of close air support in combat theatre is fluid and flexible and it tests every player on equal terms. During my time as a naval flight officer, I have known of senior combat aviators who have either completely miscalculated their weapons drop, bungled their multi ship formations, or worse – caused a blue on blue by targeting the wrong ground forces. Airborne close air support is fraught with opportunity for error, yet it remain...
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