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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) recently held the 43d Joint Doctrine Planning Conference. Participants included the Joint Staff, combatant commands, Services, Air Land Sea Application Center, multiple Service schools, and many international allies. As such, it provided an ideal forum not only to synchronize the efforts of the JDDC, but also to launch some of the groundbreaking discussions affecting today's doctrine.

One such discussion centered on the recently completed Joint Doctrine Survey. Of note was the survey's focus on providing a "voice to the customer." Participation was excellent and generated nearly 2,500 responses from the combatant commands alone and another 4,500 respondents on the Joint Doctrine, Education, and Training Electronic Information System (JDEIS) Web portal. By comparison, the 2006 survey had only 750 responses total. The survey indicated a tremendous increase in both its perceived value and usage among the combatant commands and Service schools.

Another important aspect of the planning conference is that it is the preferred venue for the introduction of new doctrine proposals. As such, the Joint Staff J65 and U.S. Army Signal Center provided a decision brief on joint electromagnetic spectrum operations (JEMSO) for the purpose of gaining approval to develop a discrete JEMSO joint publication. This proposal stemmed from a concern that current joint force thinking on the subject is ad hoc. It highlighted that lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan have identified significant frequency interference issues, and the plethora of electronic warfare systems today have served only to exacerbate an already complex and oversaturated electromagnetic operational environment. Following the briefing, conference participants unanimously approved the development of a separate JEMSO joint publication and assigned the Army as author. Work began in the summer of 2009.

Another topic of great concern throughout the doctrine community is cyberspace. The Joint Staff J5 Cyber Division provided an information briefing to the planning conference on cyberspace strategic plans and policy fundamentals. It presented cyberspace as a national security issue, outlined the growth of the threat, and detailed some of its characteristics.

Additionally, it showed how cyberspace functions converge and are executed throughout the interagency community, including Title 6 (homeland), 10 (military), 18 (crime), 44, and 50 (intelligence) responsibilities. The brief listed key cyber-security organizations within the Department of Defense, outlined a military cyber-security organizational construct, and enumerated 12 comprehensive cyber-security initiatives.

Directly linked to this discussion is the greater doctrine communities discussion surrounding cyberspace operations. Over the past several months, the Joint Staff J5 and J7 have been working closely with the JDDC to incorporate cyberspace and cyberspace operations language in joint doctrine. Thus far, both definitions appear in Joint Publication 1-02, DOD (1) (Dial On Demand) A feature that allows a device to automatically dial a telephone number. For example, an ISDN router with dial on demand will automatically dial up the ISP when it senses IP traffic destined for the Internet.  Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. Recently, a proposal to modify the definition of cyberspace operations was staffed.

This joint J5 and J7 proposal seeks to properly align the definition with the doctrinal "ends, ways, and means" paradigm regarding effects. Currently, cyberspace operations is defined as the "employment of cyber capabilities where the primary purpose is to achieve military objectives or effects in or through cyberspace. Such operations include computer network operations Computer Network Operations (CNO) is a U.S. military doctrinal term which comprises computer network attack, computer network defense, and related computer network exploitation enabling operations.  and activities to operate and defend the Global Information Grid The globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities, associated processes and personnel for collecting,processing, storing, disseminating and managing information on demand to warfighters, policy makers, and support personnel. ." The new proposed definition of the term is the "employment of cyber capabilities where the primary purpose is to achieve objectives in or through cyberspace. Such operations include computer network operations and activities to operate and defend the Global Information Grid."

This proposal recognizes that the November 10, 2008, definition treats "objectives" and "effects" as synonyms regarding the outcome of cyberspace operations. Doctrinally, however, objectives relates to "ends" whereas effects relates to "ways." This proposal brings the definition into alignment with broader doctrine by placing effects into proper sequence regarding objectives.

We will continue to challenge the doctrine community by ensuring that we are on the leading edge of the integration of lessons learned and identifying the best practices to be cited into joint doctrine. Doctrine development and assessment will remain the core focus areas with the implied task of identifying potential subject areas for future inclusion.

JPs Revised or Under Review

JP 1-05, Religious Support to Joint Operations

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

JP 2-01.3, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment

JP 3-0, Joint Operations

JP 3-02, Joint Doctrine for Amphibious Operations

JP 3-02.1, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Landing Force Operations

JP 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.  

JP 3-07, Stability Operations

JP 3-07.2, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Antiterrorism

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

JP 3-09.3, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Close Air Support

JP 3-10, Joint Security Operations in Theater

JP 3-13, Information Operations

JP 3-13.2, Psychological Operations

JP 3-13.3, Operations Security

JP 3-13.4, Military Deception

JP 3-14, Space Operations

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

JP 3-22, Foreign Internal Defense

JP 3-24, Counterinsurgency

JP 3-26, Counterterrorism coun·ter·ter·ror  
Intended to prevent or counteract terrorism: counterterror measures; counterterror weapons.

Action or strategy intended to counteract or suppress terrorism.

JP 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.  

JP 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.  

JP 3-31, Command and Control for Joint Land Operations

JP 3-40, Joint Doctrine for 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  

JP 3-52, Joint Doctrine for 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.  

JP 3-53, Doctrine for Joint Psychological Operations

JP 3-61, Public Affairs

JP 4-01.5, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Transportation Terminal Operations

JP 4-03, Joint Bulk Petroleum and Water

JP 4-05, Joint Mobilization Planning

JP 4-06, Mortuary Affairs in Joint Operations

JP 4-08, Joint Doctrine for Logistic Support of Multinational Operations

JP 4-09, Joint Doctrine for Global Distribution

JP 5-0, Joint Operation Planning Planning for contingencies that can reasonably be anticipated in an area of responsibility or joint operations area of the command. Planning activities exclusively associated with the preparation of operation plans, operation plans in concept format, campaign plans, and operation orders  

JP 6-0, Doctrine for C4 Systems Support in Joint Operations

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Publication:Joint Force Quarterly
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Date:Oct 1, 2009
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