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About Process Perspective
This represents the five phases normally in the joint air operations planning
process. While presented in a sequential order, the phases are not all
required to be completed in order. Work on the various phases may be
concurrent or sequential. However, at some point, the phases must be
integrated and the produts of each phase must be checked and verified for
coherence (Joint Pub 3-56.1, page III-2).
Joint air operations are those air operations performed with air
capabilities/forces made available by components in support of the JFC's
operation or campaign objectives, or in support of other components of the
joint force. Joint air operations do not include those air operations that a
component conducts in direct support of itself (Joint Pub 3-56.1, page I-1).