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Joint Operations

Provides a common perspective to execute joint operations within the United States or with multinational partners. Forms the core concepts of joint warfighting doctrine. Provides a framework for United States military forces to fight as a joint team. Reviews the fundamentals of joint operations: strategic environment, national security challenges, instruments of national power, range of military operations, strategic guidance, unified action, levels of war, and types of military operations. Describes the art of joint command: commander-centric leadership, operational art and design, joint operation planning, and assessment. Joint functions include: command and control, intelligence, fires, movement and maneuver, protection, and sustainment. To organize for joint operations, it is necessary to understand the operational environment, organize the joint force and joint force headquarters, and organize operational areas. Across the range of military operations, joint operations examples are: stability operations, civil support, foreign humanitarian assistance, recovery, noncombatant evacuation, peace operations, and counterdrug operations. Also reviews military engagement, security cooperation, and deterrence; crisis response and limited contingency operations; and major operations and campaigns.
United States Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff
United States Department of Defense
United States
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