Synchronization in Joint Operational Warfare.
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Synchronization offers the Joint Force Commander JFC the ability to add synergism to his unified effort to achieve desired results. Today, synchronization of joint forces takes on great importance. Synchronization is addressed throughout Joint Doctrine and to further define it deprives the JFC of initiative and creativity at the operational level. As the link between the strategic and operational levels of war the JFC must synchronize not only his assigned forces at the operational level, but also the total effort of his forces with political, economic, and social actions at the strategic level. To illustrate the concepts and importance of synchronization, this essay first analyzes the role of synchronization in the German invasion of Norway second, investigates the adequacy of current doctrine in its treatment of synchronization, focusing on Joint Publication 3-0, Doctrine for Joint Operations JP 3-0 and Army Field Manual 100-5 Operations, FM 100-5 third, addresses the vertical and horizontal components of synchronization and concludes with an example of modern application of synchronization in the coalition defeat of Iraq in 1991.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics