Sunday, June 17, 2018

This is Multi-Domain Synergy I Can Fully Back

The Army wants long range fires both to hit enemy targets that threaten the Army and to clear lanes for the Air Force to strike targets that threaten the Army:

“This is why long-range precision fires is number one for the Army. So, if I need to, for example, suppress enemy air defenses using long-range artillery, I have the means to do that, reaching deep into the enemy’s rear. What that does, if I can suppress enemy air defenses, either the guns, missiles, radars…ect.. it helps clear the way for the Air Force to do what they do – and do well,” [Army Secretary Mike] Esper said.

That's what I got out of the Army call for long-range fires when I wrote about it last month. This makes the linkage absolutely clear.