Accession Number : ADA284138

Title :   Joint Operational Targeting: Who's In Charge: CINC, JFACC or JTCB

Descriptive Note : Monograph

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Hunter, Jonathan B

PDF Url : ADA284138

Report Date : 06 May 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Operation DESERT STORM proved the criticality of effective Joint operational targeting. Over three years later Joint Doctrine is still vague on this subject, and heated debate continues between the Services over which element in the theater should be responsible for this complex task. The arguments revolve around the proper targeting roles of the CINC, the Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC), and the Joint Target Coordination Board (JTCB). This monograph examine's this complex issue to determine if joint operational targeting can be integrated within a single organization. The monograph first reviews current Joint Doctrine applicable to operational targeting. Historical case studies are examined to determine operational targeting processes employed by U.S. Forces over the last fifty years. Targeting, JFACC, Desert Storm, Operational fires, JTCB, ATO CINC, Normondy, interdiction

Descriptors :   *ARTILLERY, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *TARGETING, MILITARY DOCTRINE, TARGETS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE