Joint Publication 3-08 sets doctrine for interorganizational coordination during joint operations

This capstone document sets forth doctrine governing the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States for coordination of military operations with U.S. government agencies; state, local, and tribal governments; and intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector.  Its contents apply to the joint staff, commanders of combatant commands, subunified commands, joint task forces, subordinate components of these commands, and the military Services during both domestic and foreign operations.

Its intent is to enhance interorganizational coordination to help achieve desired end states by facilitating cooperation in areas of common interest or avoiding unintended negative consequences when working in conjunction with or in the same areas as other stakeholders. Such coordination, it states, enables participants to form a common understanding of  each other’s roles, responsibilities, interests, and equities; facilitate unity of effort in their actions and activities; and efficiently achieve common objectives.

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