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Joint doctrine update: joint chiefs of staff J7 Joint Education and Doctrine Division.

The joint doctrine development community The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Services, the combatant commands, the Joint Staff, the combat support agencies, and the doctrine development agencies of the Services and the joint community. Also called JDDC. See also joint doctrine; Joint Doctrine Development System.  (JDDC JDDC Joint Deployment and Distribution Conference ) yielded 20 joint publications (JPs) in calendar year (CY) 2007. The JDDC also voted on and approved the CY 2008 campaign plan during the 40th Joint Doctrine Planning Conference. The plan calls for the development and revision of joint doctrine publications in order to provide the joint warfighter with relevant and updated doctrine. The intent is that the majority of doctrine will remain less than 3 years old via a distributed "steady state" work stream to ensure that the average publication development timeline (from development approval to signature) will not exceed 18 months.

Although the CY 2008 campaign plan calls for fewer publications, the pace will remain brisk as the community tackles some difficult issues regarding joint doctrine on counterterrorism coun·ter·ter·ror  
Intended to prevent or counteract terrorism: counterterror measures; counterterror weapons.

Action or strategy intended to counteract or suppress terrorism.
 and counterinsurgency coun·ter·in·sur·gen·cy  
Political and military strategy or action intended to oppose and forcefully suppress insurgency.


The plan for CY 2008 includes some of our most versatile and functional publications to date. We will complete revision and publish 10 JPs (see table). Work on both JP 4-09 and JP 4-10 is proceeding in parallel with JP 4-0 to include a comprehensive plan to realign the 4-series publications with the logistic core capabilities identified in JP 4-0.

The workload will continue to be demanding on the JDDC as we work on publications that are currently in or will be in revision during CY 08 (see table). Both JP 3-24 and 3-26 are new publications that have the interest of representatives from other U.S. Government departments and agencies that are working to develop an Interim Counterinsurgency Guide for the Interagency. Additionally, all the revised publications are being reviewed with due diligence to ensure that they have the information our warfighters need.

Our challenge is to keep the doctrine community on the offensive and lead the integration of lessons learned, best practices, and emerging concepts into joint doctrine. The community will proactively look to integrate the emerging ideas through the publication of white papers, pamphlets, and handbooks, while ensuring full support to the Chairman's joint doctrine development program.

For access to joint publications, go to the Joint Doctrine, Education, and Training Electronic Information System Web portal at ( users only). For those without access to accounts, go the Joint Electronic Library Web portal at

Joint Publications (JPs) Revised

CY 2008

1-06, Doctrine for Financial Management

3-04, Shipboard Helicopter Operations

3-11, Operations in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Environment

3-18, Forcible Entry

3-29, Foreign Humanitarian Assistance Programs conducted to relieve or reduce the results of natural or manmade disasters or other endemic conditions such as human pain, disease, hunger, or privation that might present a serious threat to life or that can result in great damage to or loss of property.  

3-57, Civil Military Operations

3-59, Meteorological and Oceanographic A term used to convey all meteorological (weather) and oceanographic (physical oceanography) factors as provided by Service components. These factors include the whole range of atmospheric and oceanographic phenomena, from the sub-bottom of the earth's oceans up to the space environment  Operations

4-0, Logistic Support Operations

4-09, Global Distribution

4-10, Contracting and Contractor Management Operations (new)

JPs in or Scheduled for Revision

CY 2008

1-05, Religious Support in Joint Operations

2-01, Joint and National Intelligence Support to Military Operations

2-01.3, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace An analytical methodology employed to reduce uncertainties concerning the enemy, environment, and terrain for all types of operations. Intelligence preparation of the battlespace builds an extensive database for each potential area in which a unit may be required to operate.  

3-02, Amphibious Operations

3-05, Doctrine for Joint Special Operations

3-06, Doctrine for Joint Urban Operations All joint operations planned and conducted across the range of military operations on or against objectives on a topographical complex and its adjacent natural terrain where manmade construction or the density of noncombatants are the dominant features. Also called JUOs. See also joint operations.  

3-07.1, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Foreign Internal Defense

3-08, Interagency, Intergovernmental Organization, and Nongovernmental Organization Coordination during Joint Operations

3-09.1, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Laser Designation Operations

3-09.3, Close Air Support

3-13, Information Operations

3-14, Space Operations

3-17, Joint Doctrine and Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Air Mobility Operations

3-24, Counterinsurgency Operations (new)

3-26, Counterterrorism (new)

3-30, Command and Control for Joint Air Operations Air operations performed with air capabilities/forces made available by components in support of the joint force commander's operation or campaign objectives, or in support of other components of the joint force.  

3-31, Command and Control for Joint Land Operations

3-40, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, but exclude the means of transporting or  

3-52, Joint Doctrine for Joint Airspace Control in the Combat Zone A process used to increase combat effectiveness by promoting the safe, efficient, and flexible use of airspace. Airspace control is provided in order to reduce the risk of friendly fire, enhance air defense operations, and permit greater flexibility of operations.  

3-53, Doctrine for Joint Psychological Operations

3-61, Doctrine for Public Affairs in Joint Operations

JPs for Formal Assessment CY 2008

2-01.2, Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Support to Joint Operations

3-07.2, Antiterrorism an·ti·ter·ror·ist  
Intended to prevent or counteract terrorism; counterterror: antiterrorist measures.


3-08, Interagency Coordination during Joint Operations

3-10, Doctrine for Joint Rear Area Operations Those operations in the joint rear area that facilitate protection or support of the joint force. See also joint force; joint rear area; rear area.  

3-13, Joint Doctrine for Information Warfare

3-13.3, Operations Security

3-13.4, Military Deception

3-61, Doctrine for Public Affairs in Joint Operations

4-01.2, Sealift Support to Joint Operations

4-01.6, Joint Logistics over the Shore

4-05, Joint Mobilization Planning

4-06, Mortuary Affairs in Joint Operations

6-0, Joint Communications Systems
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Publication:Joint Force Quarterly
Date:Apr 1, 2008
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