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Joint Chiefs of Staff J7 joint education and doctrine division.

The Joint Doctrine Development Community (JDDC) continues on the leading edge of distilling today's lessons learned and best practices to prepare the joint warfighter. As joint force experience and capabilities evolve, doctrine, too, must be revised accordingly.

The JDDC conducted its 42d Joint Doctrine Planning Conference (JDPC) on November 5-6, 2008, at the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) Joint Warfighting Center in Suffolk, Virginia. Following the conference, the Joint Doctrine, education, and Training Information System (JDeIS) configuration management working group was held on November 7. The conference continues to be a tremendous success with robust representation from the Joint Staff, combatant commands, Services, Air Land Sea Application Center, Service schools, and many of our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allies. At this conference, there were four decision briefs and seven information briefs presented.

The first decision brief was presented by the Joint Staff/J7 and recommended eliminating Joint Publication (JP) 3-09.1, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Laser Designation Operations, and incorporating selected material into other appropriate publications. The primary justification was that JP 3-09.1 had significant redundancies with other joint and Service doctrine and that it contained mostly technical versus doctrinal information. USJFCOM J7's frontend analysis (FEA) supported the cancellation, and JDPC voting members unanimously agreed to cancel the publication once its relevant information had been incorporated in an approved revision of JP 3-09.

The next decision brief, presented by the U.S. Army Signal Center, TRADOC, proposed developing a new joint publication entitled JP 6-0.1, Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO). The briefer stated that a doctrinal void exists due to inadequate treatment of JEMSO planning, management, and execution in joint doctrine. Additionally, he emphasized that the synergistic relationship between electronic warfare and JEMSO, particularly for civil support operations, should be addressed in joint doctrine. The USJFCOM FEA determined that there is no doctrinal void at the operational level with regard to electromagnetic spectrum management and insufficient justification exists to develop a JEMSO JP. USJFCOM recommended examining the necessity and suitability of adding, or modifying, guidance on electromagnetic spectrum management in Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual 3320.01B, Joint Operations in the Electromagnetic Battlespace, and in JP 3-13.1, Electronic Warfare, during its upcoming formal assessment. The JDPC unanimously agreed that the proposed program directive should be further developed, submitted for a new USJFCOM FEA, and presented at the spring JDPC for decision.

The third decision brief, provided by the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, proposed developing a new joint publication for stability operations. The briefer stated that there is a need to operationalize unique activities representing soft power capabilities inherent within the joint force.

Additionally, the 2008 publication of Field Manual 3-07, Stability Operations and Support Operations, provides a proven framework for discussing stability operations and should be used as a model for development of a joint publication. The USJFCOM FEA findings concluded the subject warranted a more detailed discussion in joint doctrine. The JDPC members unanimously agreed to accept the proposal for a JP on stability operations. USJFCOM was designated as the lead agent and began development in the first quarter of calendar year 2009.

The final information/decision brief, presented by the Joint Staff/J7, demonstrated and recommended implementation of the Joint Doctrine Development Tool (JDDT). Some of the Services expressed interest in the possible use of this tool for Service doctrine development. The JDPC members unanimously agreed that implementation of the JDDT is approved and all JPs, with revisions that began in February 2009 or later, will use it during development.

The information briefs included the status of joint doctrine, terminology, and the JDEIS configuration management working group, along with proposed changes to logistics related publications, doctrinal developments in combating weapons of mass destruction, integrated missile defense, and cyberspace. The current status of several multi-Service tactics, techniques, and procedures publications, JP assessment timeline, adaptive planning, unified action projects and the joint tactical environment, and an information brief on the NATO development of counterinsurgency doctrine by a representative from the Netherlands were also presented.

For more information regarding the 42d JDPC, go to jsp?title=doctrine&filename=doctrine.htm.

JPs Revised or Under Review

JP 1-05, Religious Support in Joint Operations

JP 1-06, Financial Management Support in Joint Operations

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

JP 3-02, Joint Doctrine for Amphibious Operations

JP 3-04, Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Shipboard Helicopter Operations

JP 3-06, Doctrine for Joint Urban Operations

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

JP 3-11, Joint Doctrine for Operations in Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Environments

JP 3-14, Joint Doctrine for Space Operations

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

JP 3-18, Doctrine for Joint Forcible Entry Operations

JP 3-24, Counterinsurgency Operations

JP 3-26, Counterterrorism

JP 3-29, Foreign Humanitarian Assistance

JP 3-30, Command and Control for Joint Air Operations

JP 3-40, Joint Doctrine for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

JP 3-53, Doctrine for Joint Psychological Operations

JP 3-57, Civil-Military Operations

JP 3-59, Meteorological and Oceanographic Operations

JP 3-63, Detainee Operations

JP 4-0, Joint Logistics

JP 4-05, Joint Mobilization Planning

JP 4-09, Joint Doctrine for Global Distribution

JP 4-10, Operational Contract Support
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Title Annotation:Joint Doctrine Update
Publication:Joint Force Quarterly
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2009
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