Joint Pub 5-00.2 Joint Task Force Planning Guidance and Procedures: A critical Review
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Goldwater - Nichols, Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 directed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff CJCS to develop joint doctrine. To fulfill the CJCSs joint doctrine responsibility, a joint doctrine master plan was developed. One of the most pressing joint doctrine voids identified in the joint doctrine master plan was joint task force employment doctrine. This paper traces the history of joint doctrine development, examines the development of Joint Pub 5-00.2 Joint Task Force Planning Guidance and Procedures, and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of this publication. The author concludes that Joint Pub 5-00.2 does a good job addressing many of the doctrinal and procedural voids gleaned from lessons learned in past joint operations executed by a joint task force. However, this manual does not adequately discuss functional command organizations and relationships. Additionally, Joint Pub 5-00.2 should be evaluated in an exercise employing a short notice contingency scenario before its contents can be validated. Finally, Combatant Commands and Services should develop effective distribution systems for joint doctrine test publications to insure they are received by organizations requiring them.
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