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Showing This includes a fire support coordination center FSCC , to integrate air support into surface-based fires and a direct air support center DASC to provide for "decentralized execution and centralized control" p. Despite having an Air Force-centric tone, Schlight's work is recommended reading for the professional military. His research is impressive and [End Page ] much new material on the CAS controversy is presented.
Perhaps a more balanced approach could have been achieved if he and an Army historian could have written the book jointly.
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See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Air commanders have clashed continually with ground leaders over the proper use of aircraft in the support of ground operations. This is perhaps not surprising given the very different outlooks of the two services on what constitutes proper air support.
Often this has turned into a competition between the two services for resources to execute and control close air support operations. Although such differences extend well back to the initial use of the airplane as a military weapon, in this book the author looks at the period , a period in which technological advances in the form of jet aircraft, weapons, communications, and other electronic equipment played significant roles. Doctrine, too, evolved and this very important subject is discussed in detail.