Accession Number:

ADA503062

Title:

The Need for a J-4 Planning Cell to Support Indigenous Security

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-04

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

To have an effective security phase, a planning cell needs to be created within the Joint or Combined staff, at the beginning of planning for an operation, that will focus solely on the support of host indigenous security forces after phase III. The cell must continually analyze the indigenous security forces post-combat logistical capabilities, create a number of courses of action to correct any deficiencies, and to ensure the chosen courses of action are implemented once phase III ends. This will be supported using three short case studies and analysis. No single case study proves the need for the J-4 planning cell. Rather, the case studies will step through evolving lessons, each building on the previous, concluding with a lesson and analysis of who should provide logistical support to indigenous security forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE