This page provides links to the most current doctrine, training proposals, guides and professional publications prepared by the DMSPO faculty.

Campaign Planning Handbook (AY14)
An overview of the campaign planning process at the theater level of war.

Information Operations Primer (Nov 12)
An overview of Department of Defense (DOD) Information Operations (IO) doctrine and organizations at the joint and individual service levels.

Understanding the Link Between Center of Gravity and Mission Accomplishment
This article was published in the May-Jun 2007 issue of Military Review.

 
 
 
 
 

Campaign Planning Handbook (AY14)
The Campaing Planning Handbook is a tutorial on planning at the Combatant Command Level. It complements joint doctrine as needed to inform planners at the theater strategic level. The handbook begins with a description of the organization of DOD for planning and execution, the sources of guidance to theater commanders, and a description of the Joint Strategic Planning System and the Adaptive Planning and Execution System. It then describes the design methodology and its application at the theater level to build a theater strategy and Theater Campaign Plan. Lastly, it describes the Joint Operations Planning Process with recommended techniques for use at the theater level.

The Campaign Planning Handbook is intended primarily for U.S. Army War College students in the Theater Strategy and Campaigning course, but is equally applicable to others interested in the basics of theater level planning and campaign execution. The handbook is not intended to replace official joint or Service doctrine, as as such, is not authoritative. As such, the authors attempt to include the best emerging practices.

Point of Contact:
U.S. Army War College
Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations
Attn: ATWC-ASP
122 Forbes Avenue

Carlisle PA 17013-5242


usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.atwc-asp@mail.mil


Send E-mail to usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.atwc-asp@mail.mil to request the
AY14 Campaign Planning Handbook pdf file.

Only requests from a .mil e-mail account will be
honored without justification.

   

Information Operations Primer (Nov 12)
This latest revision of the Information Operations Primer provides an overview of Department of Defense (DoD) Information Operations (IO) doctrine and organizations at the joint and individual service levels. The IO Primer begins with an overview of Information Operations, Communications Synchronization and Cyberspace Operations. At each level it describes strategies or doctrine, agencies, organizations, and educational institutions dedicated to the information element of national power. Finally, the document concludes with an IO specific glossary and hyperlinks to information operations, communications strategy and cyberspace operations related websites.

This is a document prepared primarily for use by the staff, faculty, and students of the U.S. Army War College. Wherever possible, internet web sites have been given to provide access to additional and more up-to-date information. The book is intentionally UNCLASSIFIED so that the material can easily be referenced during course work, while engaged in exercises, and later in subsequent assignments.

U.S. Governement (USG) agencies and organizations may reprint this document, or portions of it, without further permission from the U.S. Army War College. Further, USG agencies and organizations may post this document wholly, or in part, to their official approved websites. Non-Dod individual or organization requests to reprint will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Point of Contact:
U.S. Army War College
Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations
Attn: ATWC-ASP
122 Forbes Avenue

Carlisle PA 17013-5242


usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.atwc-asp@mail.mil

 

Send E-mail to usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.atwc-asp@mail.mil to request the
Information Operations Primer (Nov 12) pdf file.

Only requests from a .mil e-mail account will be
honored without justification.

   
Understanding the Link Between Center of Gravity and Mission Accomplishment
This article was published in the May-Jun 2007 issue of Military Review. It examines the link between mission accomplishment at the operation level of war and neutralizing, weakening, or destroying a COG.

Points of Contact:
U.S. Army War College
Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations
Attn: ATWC-ASP
122 Forbes Avenue

Carlisle PA 17013-5242

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