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dc.contributor.advisorWirtz, James J.
dc.contributor.authorEmanuel, Taylor C.
dc.dateDecember, 1994
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T18:58:37Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T18:58:37Z
dc.date.issued1994-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/30812
dc.description.abstractThis study examines whether current and future strategy, doctrine, and programmed systems are suitable to perform fire support and specifically, close air support (CAS)and close air support/troops-in-contact (CAS/TIC) missions for joint expeditionary warfare. Naval forces will provide the "enabling" power for this new come-as-you-are environment. To offset reductions in organic fire support, more frequent and sustained application of CAS and CAS/TIC will be required by joint expeditionary forces. To comparatively analyze selected CAS platforms, the study uses four air-to-ground measures of merit (MOM); (1) target detection/recognition; (2) lethality; (3) survivability; and (4) combat persistence. The results paint and bleak picture of current capability. Therefore, a Carrier-Based Gunship (CBG) concept is presented to fill this void. The concept is more important than the selection of one particular platform. For illustrative purposes, three CBG candidates were evaluated using AC-130 gunship systems and employment as a guide coupled with the four MOM as the baseline. The CBG would be situated on a forward-deployed carrier, close enough to the objective area to provide sustained CAS/TIC support for joint expeditionary forces.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/gunshipdiplomacy1094530812
dc.format.extentxvii, p. 139, 23 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleGunship Diplomacy : carrier based close air support for joint expeditionary forcesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBrown, R. Mitchell, III
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorJoint Expeditionary Warfare, Fire Support, CAS, CAS/TIC, Artillery, NSFS, CAS/TIC Measures of Merit, AC-130, F/A-18, AV-8B, A-10, AH-64, Carrier-Based Gunship Concept, E-2C, S-3, V-22en_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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