U.S. Forces Train for a Little-Known But Crucial Battlefield Skill
Earlier this year, U.S. Marines teamed up with Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets in Japan to train for one of the most important but least-known combat skill sets — close air support.
Conducting close air support is complicated, requiring tight coordination between troops on the ground and pilots to ensure precise targeting. In recent wars, effective close air support has been a lifeline for ground troops, saving them from certain death or captivity.
The training event highlighted the ongoing importance of close more