Adaptive Inter-Operation Planning Process

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Contemporary theater and service planners successfully applied OIF lessons learned, and adopted adaptive operational planning throughout the joint operational planning process. In fact, post-OIF joint operation planning evolved from the antiquated Joint Operations Planning and Execution System (JOPES) to the Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) model, providing flexible options for application of military force to national decision makers.24 (Campaign Planning Handbook, p.11) In that, the Joint Operations Planning Process (JOPP) and APEX advanced theater and inter-service planning through institutionalized iterative dialogue and collaborative planning between echelons of command, ensuring the military instrument of national power is synchronized
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