Joint doctrine update: Joint Chiefs of Staff J7 Joint Education and Doctrine Division.
The latest version of JP 3-03 added a considerable amount of new material. The additions included discussion of interdiction in joint operations, U.S. Coast Guard and maritime interception operations, riverine operations, joint interdiction planning, operational area geometry and coordination, and coverage of the Maritime Operational Threat Response Plan. It also introduced the terms strike coordination and reconnaissance, unmanned aircraft, and unmanned aircraft system to joint doctrine.
The revision of JP 3-05.1 subsumed the former JP 3-05.2, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Special Operations Targeting and Mission Planning. JP 3-05.2 is no longer part of the joint doctrine hierarchy. This publication reflected the change from special operations missions and collateral activities to "core tasks" and updated special operations joint doctrine. Furthermore, it clarified joint special operations task force command and control relationships and included more discussion on special operations forces and conventional forces integration.
JP 3-15 added numerous appendices pertaining to mobility and countermobility capabilities, mining capabilities and countermeasures (it removes the term countermining), and improvised explosive device defeat. It adds the terms explosive hazard, humanitarian mine action, and obstacle intelligence. This publication also modified definitions of the terms barrier, denial measure, mine, and obstacle.
JP 3-35 consolidated the former JP 4-01.8, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration, into its recent version. Deployment and redeployment operations introduced key entities in the synchronization and optimization of deployment and distribution operations--the U.S. Transportation Command deployment distribution operations center and combatant command joint deployment distribution operations center. Of note, it introduced deployment and redeployment operations in the conduct of homeland defense and civil defense.
JP 3-60 changed the major categories of targeting from planned and immediate to deliberate and dynamic. Subsequently, it posed the relationship that deliberate targeting manages planned targets, and dynamic targeting manages targets of opportunity. It also changed the names of Phase 1, 2, and 6 in the joint targeting cycle to end state and commander's objectives, target development and prioritization, and assessment, respectively.
The information above highlights only some of the key changes regarding these recent revisions. Revision continues in earnest. By December 2007, 65 percent of the joint publications will be less than 3 years old. Of note, during the May 2007 Joint Doctrine Planner's Conference, the joint doctrine development community unanimously voted in favor of drafting two new joint doctrine publications: Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism. Both are currently in production.
For access to joint publications, go to the Joint Doctrine, Education, and Training Electronic Information System Web portal at https://jdeis.js.mil (dot.mil users only). For those without access to .mil accounts, please go the Joint Electronic Library Web portal at http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine.
Joint Publications (JP) Revised Calendar Year 2007
JP 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States
JP 1-04, Legal Support to Military Operations
JP 2-03, Geospatial Intelligence Support to Joint Operations
JP 3-01, Countering Air and Missile Threats
JP 3-03, Doctrine for Joint Interdiction Operations
JP 3-05.1, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Joint Special Operations Task Force Operations
JP 3-07.4, Joint Counterdrug Operations
JP 3-07.5, Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (renumbered as JP 3-68)
JP 3-13.1, Electronic Warfare
JP 3-15, Barriers, Obstacles, and Mine Warfare for Joint Operations
JP 3-16, Multinational Operations
JP 3-33, Joint Task Force Headquarters
JP 3-34, Joint Engineer Operations
JP 3-35, Joint Deployment and Redeployment Operations
JP 3-50, Personnel Recovery
JP 3-60, Joint Doctrine for Targeting
Joint Publications Near Revision Calendar Year 2007
JP 2-0, Joint Intelligence
JP 3-04, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Shipboard Helicopter Operations
JP 3-07.3, Peace Operations
JP 3-27, Homeland Defense
JP 3-28, Civil Support
JP 3-63, Joint Doctrine for Detainee Operations
Note: JP 4-0, Doctrine for Logistic Support of Joint Operations, and JP 4-01.5, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Transportation Terminal Operations, are on hold.
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|Publication:||Joint Force Quarterly|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2007|
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