Interservice Rivalry and Airpower in the Vietnam War
This study focuses on tactical airpower in south Vietnam between 1961-1968. Some of the issues examined are command and control of airpower, the use of airpower at the tactical and the operational-strategic level of war, the role of helicopters, and different service understandings of the proper role of airpower in a counterinsurgency.
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