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Joint Ops Planning

Joint Ops Planning

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December
2006
Joint Operation Planning
Joint Publication 5-0
 
T
his edition of Joint Publication 5-0,
 Joint Operation Planning 
, reflects the current doctrine for conducting joint, interagency, and multinational planning activities across the full range of military operations.This vital keystone publication forms the core of joint warfighting doctrine and establishes theframework for our forces’ ability to fight as a joint team.As our Nation continues into the 21st century, the joint operation planning process andsupporting capabilities will continue to evolve as our forces transform to meet emergingchallenges. The engine for this change in the planning arena is the
 Adaptive Planning 
(AP)initiative.
 Adaptive planning 
is defined as “the joint capability to create and revise plans rapidly andsystematically, as circumstances require.” The Secretary of Defense signed the
 Adaptive Planning  Roadmap
on 13 December 2005, directing that as AP processes and capabilities mature, it willsucceed the Department of Defense’s current planning processes and capabilities. Since the Roadmapwas published, the Contingency Planning Guidance, the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan, the JointProgramming Guidance, and the Strategic Planning Guidance have all directed that AP processesand capabilities be used for the development of Top Priority contingency plans.This publication incorporates all AP initiatives currently approved for implementation and complementsthe AP processes and procedures defined in the latest version of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual 3122.01A,
 Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) Volume I 
. The nextrevision of both the JP 5-0 and the JOPES 3122 series (manuals, instructions and guide) will further incorporate AP principles and formally establish the adaptive planning and execution system for planningand executing joint operations.I encourage all leaders to understand the purpose and intent of the
 Adaptive Planning 
initiative,to study and understand the doctrinal concepts contained in this publication, and to teach theseto your subordinates. Only then will we be able to fully exploit the remarkable military potentialinherent in our joint teams. You should ensure the widest possible distribution of this keystone joint publication. I further request that you actively promote the use of all joint publications atevery opportunity.PETER PACEGeneral, United States Marine CorpsChairmanof the Joint Chiefs of Staff 
 
PREFACE
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1. Scope
Joint Publication 5-0 is keystone doctrine for joint operation planning throughout the rangeof military operations.
2. Purpose
This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefsof Staff. It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the joint operation planning activities and performanceof the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations, and provides the joint doctrinal basis for US military coordination with other agencies and for US military involvement inmultinational operations. It provides military guidance for the exercise of authority by combatantcommanders and other joint force commanders (JFCs). It is not the intent of this publication torestrict the authority of the JFC from organizing the force and executing the mission in a manner the JFC deems most appropriate to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of the overallobjective.
3. Application
a.Joint doctrine established in this publication applies to the Joint Staff; to commanders of combatant commands, subunified commands, joint task forces, subordinate components of thesecommands, and combat support agencies; and to the Services. b.The guidance in this publication is authoritative; as such, this doctrine will be followedexcept when, in the judgment of the commander, exceptional circumstances dictate otherwise. If conflicts arise between the contents of this publication and the contents of Service publications,this publication will take precedence unless the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, normallyin coordination with the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has provided more currentand specific guidance. Commanders of forces operating as part of a multinational (alliance or coalition) military command should follow multinational doctrine and procedures ratified bythe United States. For doctrine and procedures not ratified by the United States, commandersshould evaluate and follow the multinational command’s doctrine and procedures, whereapplicable and consistent with US law, regulations, and doctrine.

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