NEW! JIA1-2: Joint/Interagency SMARTbook 1 (2nd Ed.)

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Planning for Planners

The dawn of the 21st Century presents a global environment characterized by regional instability, failed states, increased weapons proliferation, global terrorism and unconventional threats to United States citizens, interests and territories. If we are to be successful as a nation, we must embrace the realities of this environment and operate with clarity from within. It is this setting that mandates a flexible, adaptive approach to planning and an ever-greater cooperation between all the elements of national power, supported by and coordinated with, that of our allies and various intergovernmental, nongovernmental and regional security organizations. It is within this chaotic environment that planners will craft their trade.

Planning for Planners has been utilized since 2007 by war colleges, joint staffs, Services, combatant commands and allies as a step-by-step guide to understanding the complex world of global planning and force management.

Joint/Interagency SMARTbook 1: Joint Strategic & Operational Planning (Planning for Planners), 2nd Edition (JIA1-2), was developed to assist planners at all levels in understanding how to plan within this environment utilizing the Joint Planning Process (JPP); an orderly, logical, analytical progression enabling planners to sequentially follow it to a rational conclusion. By utilizing this planning process, which is conceptually easy to understand and applicable in all environments, any plan can come to life. Paramount to planning is flexibility. The ultimate aspiration of this book is to help develop flexible planners who can cope with the inevitable changes that occur during the planning process in any environment.

JIA1-2 is the new second edition of our Joint/Interagency SMARTbook 1: Joint Strategic & Operational Planning (Planning for Planners), completely reorganized and updated with the latest joint publications for 2019. At 408-pgs, JIA1-2 is designed to give the reader a thorough understanding of joint planning and the adaptive planning and execution (APEX) enterprise, where the JPP resides. Topics and chapters include planning fundamentals (strategic organization, campaigning, sequencing actions), planning functions (planning and plans, contingency planning, planning in a crisis, APEX operational activities, APEX planning functions), global force management (GFM overview and processes, force identification and sourcing, force planning), joint intelligence preparation of the operational environment (JIPOE), intelligence preparation of the information environment (IPIE), joint planning process (JPP), plan or order development (process, review, assessment), APEX execution functions, and annexes.

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