Accession Number : ADA311429

Title :   Joint Warfare of the US Armed Forces: 'Joint Warfare is Team Warfare'.

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA311429

Report Date : NOV 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Joint Pub 1 guides the joint action of the Armed Forces of the United States, presenting concepts molding those Armed Forces into the most effective joint fighting force. These concepts are broad and require a leader's judgment in application. Since the American military has often fought as part of alliances and coalitions, this publication guides our multinational endeavors as well. The nature of modern warfare demands that we fight as a team. This does not mean that all forces will be equally represented in each operation. Joint force commanders choose the capabilities they need from the air, land, sea, space, and special operations forces at their disposal. The resulting team provides joint force commanders the ability to apply overwhelming force from different dimensions and directions to shock, disrupt, and defeat opponents. Effectively integrated joint forces expose no weak points or seams to enemy action, while they rapidly and efficiently find and attack enemy weak points. Joint warfare is essential to victory. Accordingly, this publication is written to help ensure members of the US Armed Forces fight successfully together. The joint team of the US Armed Forces comprises the members of each Service, active and reserve, and our supporting civilians. Although the Services organize, train, equip, and sustain forces, these forces are employed under joint force commanders. To help achieve our fullest combat potential, all American military leaders must integrate the concepts and values presented in this publication into the operations of the US Armed Forces. To this end, Joint Pub 1 is being given exceptionally broad distribution.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, WARFARE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, LEADERSHIP, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), DISPOSAL, MILITARY COMMANDERS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), WAR POTENTIAL, SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE