Accession Number : ADA293382

Title :   NATO Combined Joint Task Force.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Melhuish, Christopher A.

PDF Url : ADA293382

Report Date : 08 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : One operational NATO initiative that seeks to address how the Alliance will conduct out-of-area (OOA) operations in conjunction with non-Alliance members is the NATO Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) concept. As many of the building blocks for the CJTF concept may be attributed to the U.S. experience in conducting JTF operations over the past decade, this paper compares U.S. JTF key lessons learned with the NATO CJTF concept under development. A brief discussion of U.S. JTF characteristics and lessons learned is followed by an analysis of NATO's requirements for conducting OOA military operations. An examination of the adequacy of the CJTF concept as currently outlined by the Major NATO Commanders (MNC) results in three principal conclusions regarding the CJTF concept and implications for future CJTF commanders.

Descriptors :   *NATO, *TASK FORCES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY STRATEGY, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY DOCTRINE, THESES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE