- 227 pages
- For Official Use Only
- April 14, 2006
This publication provides doctrine on how to organize, plan, train for, and conduct joint antiterrorism operations.
This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination and for US military involvement in multinational operations. It provides military guidance for the exercise of authority by combatant commanders and other joint force commanders (JFCs) and prescribes joint doctrine for operations and training. It provides military guidance for use by the Armed Forces in preparing their appropriate plans. It is not the intent of this publication to restrict the authority of the JFC from organizing the force and executing the mission in a manner the JFC deems most appropriate to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of the overall objective.
a. Joint doctrine established in this publication applies to the commanders of combatant
commands, subunified commands, joint task forces, subordinate components of these commands,
and the Services.
b. The guidance in this publication is authoritative; as such, this doctrine will be followed
except when, in the judgment of the commander, exceptional circumstances dictate otherwise.
If conflicts arise between the contents of this publication and the contents of Service publications,
this publication will take precedence unless the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, normally
in coordination with the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has provided more current
and specific guidance. Commanders of forces operating as part of a multinational (alliance or
coalition) military command should follow multinational doctrine and procedures ratified by
the United States. For doctrine and procedures not ratified by the United States, commanders
should evaluate and follow the multinational command’s doctrine and procedures, where
applicable and consistent with US law, regulations, and doctrine.
For the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
WALTER L. SHARP
Lieutenant General, USA
Director, Joint Staff