CINC-ronization (Synchronization): The Critical Tenet in Future Operational Art.
Monograph rept. AY 1989/1990
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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A number of dramatic international events have significantly altered the strategic environment facing the U.S. These changes have led to a shift in operational focus away from Europe to a wider range of contingencies in other areas of the world. These changes have also led to a vigorous reexamination of the roles, mission and structure of the armed forces. As a result, future conflicts involving U.S. combat forces will likely be characterized by joint and combined operations on a scale not seen since World War II. The tenet which will be the key to success in these operations is synchronization. The purpose of this paper is to examine the critical synchronization - issues confronting CINCs and Joint Task Force JTF commanders in joint and combined operations. This study will examine this problem in the following manner Initially, the future roles and missions of the military services will be examined. Then classical and contemporary theories will be examined as well as current doctrine concerning synchronization to determine their applicability to joint and combined operations.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics