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Facts and Assumptions at the Theater Strategic and Operational Levels of War – A JPG Primer

Alan M. Hammons

Introduction

Imagine a scenario where you are a joint planner at a combatant command headquarters.  Your boss called you in early for a new and important task.  The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is looking for a quick turn on a Commander’s Estimate for a growing problem in your Combatant Commander’s (CCDR) Area of Responsibility (AOR).  You need to convene a joint planning group (JPG) today and using the joint planning process (JPP) as a guide, develop the estimate in three days.

At 0730, you send out an email to your trusty JPG to meet at 0800 in the J-3 conference room and begin to craft a rough timeline for today’s meeting.  Your proposed timeline looks something like this:

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