ABSTRACT

Doctrine for Joint Theater Nuclear Operations   [open pdf - 490KB]

This publication provides guidance for nonstrategic nuclear force employment. It is written for those who provide strategic direction to joint forces such as the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, normally in consultation with the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and commanders of combatant command; and who employ joint forces such as commanders of unified commands, subunified commands, or joint task forces). This document provides guidance for nonstrategic nuclear force employment; defines the role of US theater nuclear operations; describes command and control of nuclear operations; discusses planning and employment of nuclear weapons; explains command responsibilities and staff procedures; and outlines support coordination.

Report Number:
JP 3-12.1
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Date:
1996-02-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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