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Rules of Engagement. Joint Center for Lessons Learned Quarterly Bulletin Volume 3, Issue 2

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This issue of the JCLL Bulletin contains articles dealing with various aspects of Joint Training, Joint Doctrine, Peace Operations, Rules of Engagement, and Force Protection. The authors of these articles come from the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the US Air Force, the Navy League of the United States, and the School of Advanced Airpower Studies at Air University. Feedback from the Field contains an article by Mr Tom Williams describing his experiences as a member of a JWFC Joint Training System Support Team. Mr Williams article discusses his use of lessons learned information while working with a JTF staff as they designed training objectives for a major exercise. The second article, Integrating Joint Operations Beyond the FSCL Is Current Doctrine Adequate introduces a series of pieces adapted from a paper written by LTC Dwayne Hall US Army while he was a student at the Air War College. This first installment analyzes the role of doctrine in the integration process at the operational level of war. The next four articles discuss Peace Operations, Rules of Engagement and Force Protection. Air Power and Pease Enforcement, by Dr James Corum, describes problems inherent in conducting peace enforcement operations and how those problems differ from conventional warfare. In Deadly Force is Authorized, Col Hays Parks, USMC Ret, cites numerous examples of ROE that have been unsuitable and too restrictive for todays environment. Col Parks states that realistic ROE must be both mission and threat driven to be useful. The next article, Striking the Balance Airpower Rules of Engagement in Peace Operations, is by Maj Richard Perry, USAF. Maj Perry discusses the evolution of ROE and the difficulties that are a part of todays multinational environment. The last article in the bulletin is one written by Mr Scott Truver. A Seam in our Force Protection Armor describes the US Coast Guard Port Security Unit mission to provide maritime security in US and Foreign ports.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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