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Joint doctrine update: Joint Chiefs of Staff J7 Joint Education and Doctrine Division.

The joint doctrine development community continues to place a major emphasis on the warfighter through comprehensive reviews of doctrine and its effects on current and future operations. This quarter, our focus has been on two emerging joint publications (JPs), JP 3-24, Counterinsurgency Operations, and JP 3-26, Counterterrorism. In May 2007, the community recognized a doctrinal void in these areas and approved the writing of the two publications. These developing JPs will address insurgency, counterinsurgency, terrorism, and counterterrorism.

The development of this doctrine has garnered interest from U.S. Government agencies, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other organizations working to develop additional related publications. The U.S. Government, with the support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, is working on the Interim Counterinsurgency Guide for the interagency community in its effort to capture ongoing duties and responsibilities. Concurrently, NATO is working on allied joint counterinsurgency operations and antiterrorism to support current and future operations.

JP 3-24 and JP 3-26 are being developed simultaneously to ensure that they are born joint and unified. They will focus on the joint task force commander and staff while discussing the operational level of war along theater strategy. They must answer the question of how we translate tactical action to affect the operational environment and, over time, reach the theater strategic endstate.

Our terminologists were busy at the most recent NATO Military Committee Terminology Conference (MCTC). In October, agreements were reached on 70 proposals to update AAP-6, NATO Glossary of Terms and Definitions (English and French), which is accessible via the Joint Electronic Library and Joint Doctrine, Education, and Training Electronic Information System (JDEIS). A U.S. recommendation to review the underlying policy of the NATO Terminology Program (NTP) was unanimously adopted by the two NATO strategic commands and the majority of the member nations. The MCTC provided input to revise the Directive on the NATO Terminology Program at the April 2008 MCTC meeting in Norfolk, Virginia, where the U.S. delegation completed agreement on 149 proposals for AAP-6, in addition to recommendations to revamp the NTP Directive.

JDEIS continues to serve as the exclusive source of approved joint doctrine as well as a robust portal containing links to other pertinent content throughout the Joint Staff J7 and the joint force in general. This quarter, a terminology resources page has been created to more efficiently house JP 1-02, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, and AAP-6, as well as other key resources to help both doctrine researchers and doctrine developers in the field of standardized terminology.

Three new courses have been introduced on the Doctrine Networked Education and Training (DOCNET) Web site ( JP 3-50, Personnel Recovery, helps the user understand the Defense Department personnel recovery system, including the roles and responsibilities of various parties involved. It walks the user through the four phases and five tasks of personnel recovery, and outlines the composition of the Joint Personnel Recovery Center and Personnel Recovery Coordination Cell. Like all DOCNET courses, it integrates voiceover with animation and graphical elements to deepen the understanding of doctrinal principles involved and how to use the information contained in the publication.

The interagency coordination course has also been updated to reflect the recent revision of JP 3-08, Interagency, Intergovernmental Organization, and Nongovernmental Organization Coordination during Joint Operations. The changes include expanded coverage of intergovernmental and nongovernmental coordination, as well as broad coverage of the relationship between the Defense Department and homeland security and the Department of Homeland Security and civil support. Finally, a course entitled Joint Operations Planning Vignette has been added, based on a vignette taken from JP 5-0, Joint Operational Planning.

JDEIS developers continue to work with J7 to evolve and increase the capabilities and functionality of the Web site to provide the joint force warfighter the most comprehensive set of tools and references in one easy to access spot. For access to joint publications, go to the JDEIS Web portal at ( users only). For those without access to accounts, go the Joint Electronic Library Web portal at

Joint Publications (JPs) in 1st Draft

CY 2008

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

3-02, Joint Doctrine for Amphibious Operations

3-06, Doctrine for Joint Urban Operations

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

3-14, Joint Doctrine for Space Operations

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

3-24, Counterinsurgency Operations

3-26, Counterterrorism

3-29, Foreign Humanitarian Assistance

3-40, Doctrine for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

4-01.5, Transportation Terminal Operations

4-09, Joint Doctrine for Global Distribution

JPs in Final Draft

CY 2008

3-04, Shipboard Helicopter Operations

3-11, Operations in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Environments

3-18, Joint Doctrine for Forcible Entry Operations

3-32, Command and Control for Joint Maritime Operations

3-57, Joint Doctrine for Civil-Military Operations

3-59, Joint Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Meteorological and Oceanographic Operations

4-0, Doctrine for Logistic Support of Joint Operations

4-10, Contracting and Contractor Management in Joint Operations
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Publication:Joint Force Quarterly
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Date:Jul 1, 2008
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