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The Joint Force Needs a Global Engagement Cycle

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Directorate for Intelligence, Joint Staff J2 Washington United States

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Step into any joint or coalition operations center and you will find planners, intelligence analysts, and operators bustling between working groups and decision boards related to the synchronization of joint fires. From developing target systems that support the commanders objectives, to validating and prioritizing individual targets, to assigning forces and assessing mission execution, the Joint Targeting Cycle JTC often drives the battle rhythm for combat operations. This process enables a staff to match available capabilities with desired lethal and nonlethal effects against an adversary, and it synchronizes intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR efforts with the deployment of ground, maritime, air, and cyber assets responsible for executing joint fires.

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Journal Article - Open Access

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Joint Force Quarterly , 97, 01 Jan 0001, 01 Jan 0001,



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