By Donald J. Mrozek
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An example of this interservice infighting suggests the mood of the time . The Army chartered a distinguished board headed by General Howze to assess the worth and role of the airmobile division and air assault concepts . The Air Force quickly responded and set up a parallel board under Lt Gen Gabriel P. Disosway . The Disosway Board, under Strike Command (STRICOM), was to assess the ability of the Air Force to provide support comparable to that offered by Army organic aviation . The suspicions the two services harbored put claims on time and talent.
Eight Army generals were assigned to Vietnam, but there were only three from the Air Force . The very observation of this fact-and the criteria it used for comparison-reflected the interest of the Air Force in its position with respect to the Army as much as it showed interest in the Vietnam conflict per se. Vietnam was seen not simply on its own terms but also as a source of implications for future wars and for the relative roles of the services in national security . The persistent concern about roles and missions among the services affected not only proposals for how forces would be used in Vietnam but also the command and control system proposed for managing them .
As the military problem deepened in Vietnam, US intervention became largely a process of buying time rather than pursuing a neatly defined victory ; the real goal was the emergence of a stable South Vietnamese government . But this required time and patience, and it depended on the South Vietnamese . Buying time for the South Vietnamese also bought time for the US armed forces, letting them persist in disagreement over how to manage the war . This problem was not new, but it was serious . It became one of the many separate wars fought either in Vietnam or over it .
Air Power and the Ground War in Vietnam : Ideas and Actions by Donald J. Mrozek