Rethinking the Joint Doctrine Hierarchy
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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PACOM relies upon joint task forces JTFs to conduct a wide range of operations in its area of responsibility. However, task forces are one level of joint organization that has not profited extensively from defense reform and joint doctrine initiatives over the past decade. Those efforts have not focused on JTF needs and are not user-friendly to joint trainers. Doctrinal publications are stovepiped--narrowly based on functions rather than on multi-functional JTFs. It might be time to scrap the current system because of its waning utility. Moreover, this approach to doctrine might constrain thinking on future operations and otherwise impede implementation of Joint Vision 2010.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics