Accession Number:

ADA336594

Title:

The CINCs' Strategies: The Combatant Command Process.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

1997-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

A coherent military strategy document, which effectively coordinates military and interagency activities, is a key command and control instrument for our combatant commanders. The authors report their observations of the different ways Combatant Commanders-in-Chief CINCs produce a strategy document, and suggest that new joint doctrine is needed to bring a degree of regularity and orderliness to the CINCs strategic planning process. They provide a brief look at the CINCs strategy objectives and concepts in order to place the planning process in context. They focus on the process itself as it exists and could be further developed. With our National Security and National Military Strategies so clearly directed toward shaping the international environment, effectively responding to crises, and preparing for major theater warfare and smaller-scale operations, the unified actions of our joint forces can be greatly enhanced by joint doctrine which guides military planning for the strategic level of war.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE