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Section VI. FUTURE POSSIBILITIES
Future wars will offer far-reaching possibilities for the employment of airborne operations. The selection and scope of the objectives will always depend on the available forces (air force, airborne troops) and consequently will be a question of war potential. But the employment of airborne operations as a weapon in future wars also will depend on an early decision to make use of it, because air landings cannot be improvised, either in obtaining the necessary forces or in the technical aspects of the operation itself.
At the beginning of World War II, the strategic employment of
armor completely changed the concepts of warfare carried over
from World War I; it is quite conceivable that, at the beginning
of a future war, the employment of large airborne units will play
a similar role.