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By Dr. Ian Horwood

The goals of this learn are to set up the character and degrees of contention and dispute among the us armed prone over concerns when it comes to the army program of airpower through the Vietnam interval, and to evaluate the level to which such competition can have distorted Us operational coverage in Southeast Asia. it's most likely a truism to indicate that interservice contention has constantly been endemic between army institutions within the smooth age, but there are few monographs that deal particularly with the topic. possibly, interservice competition is so standard that it excites little remark between army historians and analysts, other than in passing. besides the fact that, if interservice competition is so ordinary of army organisms then it constitutes considered one of their defining features and is precious of research accordingly on my own.

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295-296. 78. Gavin wrote a still earlier article entitled “The Future of Armor” (1947) in which he argued that armour must be lightened to permit its transportation into battle by air. James M. Gavin, “Cavalry and I Don’t Mean Horses,” Harpers (April 1954), 54-60 & War and Peace in the Space Age, 100. 79. , tape 1, transcript, 49. 80. Hamilton H. Howze, A Cavalryman’s Story: Memoirs of a Twentieth Cen­ tury Army General (Washington, DC, 1996), 192-193. 81. Howze, “The Howze Board,” 13. 82. Howze, A Cavalryman’s Story, 185-186.

31. S. , 1994), 19-20. 32. , 10-11. 33. , 660-1. 34. J. Hunter Reinburg, “Close Air Support,” Congressional Record (17 May 1962), A3712-3713. 35. , 37-40; AFM1-2 (1959), 7-8 & 13 & see also Chichowski, op cit. 36. Edwin L. , Interview, Senior Officer Oral History Program, US Army Military History Institute (hereinafter referred to as MHI), Carlisle Bar­ racks, PA. (1978), tape 1, transcript 50. 37. , tape 1, transcript, 32. 38. Harold K. Johnson, Gen, Interview, Senior Officer Oral History Program, MHI, 1972-3, Vol.

Varying the forces of one side with the addition of organ­ ic aircraft, Howze proved, to his own satisfaction, that in a lot of the ex­ ercises “airmobile infantry with small air cavalry attachments could . . [get] the job done with smaller forces, at less cost and . . more quickly . . ’ Here, he called for the creation of “air fighting units . . which may be called air cavalry,’ as opposed to the simple augmentation of ground formations with more aircraft for the purpose of increasing their mobility.

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