As to the rest of the Air Force, it is more interested in the Air Force than winning wars, and considers supporting the field army as beneath contempt. A slow old Warthog does a much better job, but there is no glory in that. Best to use fast jets… which of course are imprecise and cause a lot of collateral damage. Everyone knows that a force of propeller driven P-47 fighters of WWII would be more effective for supporting the field army than what we use. And the Army must be crippled, not allowed to have effective air power in taking territory.
Murdoc would love to see close air support given to the Army, and he thinks the Air Force would love it too, in the end. Give the Army the ability to buy and operate CAS fixed-wingers and let the Air Force own strategic bombing and air superiority.
Not sure about transport. Should the Army own its own air transport? Then what about naval transport? Should it own its own ships?