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By William W. Momyer

Initially released via the Air college at Maxwell Air strength Base, basic Momyer's own memoirs supply numerous designated views. "What I supply during this publication, as rather and as essentially as i will be able to, is an account of how airpower seemed to me from the views i believe will topic so much to airmen. i do not list those perspectives within the desire that airmen, even my neighbors, will approve them. in reality i am hoping that each one of our airmen who research them will accomplish that seriously. We shouldn't depend solely upon yesterday's rules to struggle tomorrow's wars, in any case, yet i'm hoping our airmen will not pay the associated fee in wrestle back for what a few of us have already purchased." common William W. Momyer usa Air strength (Retired)

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In the Air Force, many believed that existing tactical forces could adjust to counterinsurgency war- 10 fare without major changes, while others argued that counterinsurgency was the combat of the future and that the Air Force should build a special force for such conflicts. To most Department of Defense (DOD) analysts, the argument of those who favored specialized forces seemed to be supported by the circumstances in Southeast Asia. These circumstances apparently didn’t demand sophisticated equipment or massive firepower, but rather called for weapons consistent with the abilities of the Laotian and South Vietnamese forces who would operate them.

Airpower in Southeast Asia had virtually acquired the strength to apply any desired level of pressure on all elements of the North Vietnamese military structure. Amid this rapid deployment of air, sea, and ground forces, the debate on strategy continued with airmen maintaining that the buildup of ground forces should be held at a level sufficient to defend airfields and the major logistical and population centers until the air campaign had been tried. If this campaign didn’t persuade the North Vietnamese to end the war, then and only then should we proceed with a buildup of ground forces and accept a campaign of attrition.

I know of no strategy more likely to attain that end than the strategy of accumulating slowly, but inexorably, every kind of material resource . . S. strategy. Thus in Southeast Asia in 1967, Airpower was relegated to the role it had played in the Korean War prior to 1952 when the 8th Army was given the task of defeating the Chinese and North Korean armies and forcing negotiations. In Korea, this strategy was changed early in 1952 because of the high casualty rates. In Vietnam the strategy would eventually change, too.

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