JFODS4: The Joint Forces Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 4th Ed. is the fourth revised edition of The Joint Forces Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, designed for use by ALL SERVICES and JOINT FORCES across the tactical, operational and strategic levels of war. In addition to JP 3-0 Joint Operations (Aug ‘11) and JP 5-0 Joint Operation Planning (Aug ‘11), JFODS4 incorporates the full scope of new material from JP 1 Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States (Mar ‘13), JP 3-08 Interorganizational Coordination During Joint Operations (Jun ‘11), JP 3-13 Information Operations (Nov ‘14), JP 3-16 Multinational Operations (Jul ‘13), JP 3-33 Joint Task Force Headquarters (Jun ‘12), JP 3-60 Joint Targeting (Jan ‘13), and JP 4-0 Joint Logistics (Oct ‘13).
The nature of the challenges to the United States and its interests demand that the Armed Forces operate as a fully integrated joint team across the range of military operations. The synergy that results from the integration and synchronization of Service components’ capabilities under a single joint force commander maximizes the effectiveness and efficiency of the force.
Military operations vary in scope, purpose, and conflict intensity across a range that extends from military engagement, security cooperation, and deterrence activities to crisis response and limited contingency operations and, if necessary, to major operations and campaigns.
Joint operation planning consists of planning activities associated with joint military operations by combatant commanders and their subordinate joint force commanders in response to contingencies and crises.
Achieving national strategic objectives requires effective unified action resulting in unity of effort -- to include interagency, intergovernmental, nongovernmental and multinational partners. This is accomplished by collaboration, synchronization, and coordination in the use of the diplomatic, informational, military, and economic instruments of national power.
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