Accession Number : ADA312238

Title :   Synchronization in Joint Operational Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Stephen P.

PDF Url : ADA312238

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Synchronization offers the Joint Force Commander (JFC) the ability to add synergism to his unified effort to achieve desired results. Today, synchronization of joint forces takes on great importance. Synchronization is addressed throughout Joint Doctrine and to further define it deprives the JFC of initiative and creativity at the operational level. As the link between the strategic and operational levels of war the JFC must synchronize not only his assigned forces at the operational level, but also the total effort of his forces with political, economic, and social actions at the strategic level. To illustrate the concepts and importance of synchronization, this essay first analyzes the role of synchronization in the German invasion of Norway; second, investigates the adequacy of current doctrine in its treatment of synchronization, focusing on Joint Publication 3-0, Doctrine for Joint Operations (JP 3-0) and Army Field Manual 100-5 Operations, (FM 100-5); third, addresses the vertical and horizontal components of synchronization and concludes with an example of modern application of synchronization in the coalition defeat of Iraq in 1991.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, IRAQ, MILITARY STRATEGY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, NORWAY, SYNERGISM, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST).

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE