The combination made possible strike coordination and reconnaissance—in other words, using sensor platforms in near real time to identify and verify targets, then check on damage assessments.
The early total for precision in Iraqi Freedom was 68 percent. Talks between Air Force and Army three- and four-star generals quickly identified practical improvements for close air support equipment and control measures. He also speaks of the work to reunite men and women in uniform deployed overseas with their familys in this crisis.
Combined with better communications, the net effect was also to give a better integrated view of joint operations. Air power has become a means for statesmen to advance a variety of goals, opening up new possibilities and problems in times of peace as well as war.
Warfighters had to reduce the impact on civilians for any war to be deemed a political as well as a military success. He shows video of American air strikes on Iraqi targets. The coterie of SOF units worked undercover to maneuver various sets of Afghan allies to victory against Taliban-held cities.
Here the game changed. InOperation Enduring Freedom made its mark with a different air-land dynamic. Mastery of the air enabled other operations to proceed smoothly.
He says that the Iraqi people will create their own institutions and that the United States will not impose a government on Iraq. It was a point that was made by none other than the combined force air component commander himself, Lt.