Joint Mid-Range General Purpose Force Planning,
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC STRATEGIC RESEARCH GROUP
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The paper responds to a Joint Staff request for assistance in evaluating the effectiveness of the Joint planning process. Only mid-range general purpose force planning functions of the system are examined, including The contribution of Joint force planning to deliberations within the Administration which result in federal budget allocation decisions and methods and procedures now in use to develop recommendations by the JCS on forces. The JSOP is the only format remaining for military recommendations on US force levels and structure in the absence of budget restraints. No change in mid-range force planning suggested would eliminate that opportunity. System revisions proposed are instead designed to strengthen rationale supporting forces preferred by the JCS.
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