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America Does Not Need the Air Force — War is Boring — Medium


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In other words, an army and a navy. They had their disputes from time to time, but by and large their missions were sufficiently distinct — as distinct as earth and water, really — that differences in outlook, opinion, and interest didn’t interfere all that much with fighting actual wars.

But even from the dawn of flight, it never made much sense to separate the professional upbringing of aerial warfighters from their sea and land counterparts. Since before World War I, aviators have supported soldiers and sailors through reconnaissance, interdiction of enemy transit, air transport and direct attacks against fielded enemy forces.

But once created, institutional lines acquire gravity and solidity. Same thing happens in the corporate world .. hence the need for a restructuring once in a while, as commanded from the top. Sounds like that would be harder to do with a whole military branch

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