Allied joint publication (AJP)-3.19, Allied Joint Doctrine for Civil-Military Cooperation is the NATO doctrine for the planning, execution and assessment of civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) in the context of Allied joint operations.
It provides the principles and general guidance necessary to plan and conduct CIMIC in joint operations, and a useful framework for operations conducted by a coalition of NATO members, partners and non-NATO nations. It also provides a reference for NATO civilian and non-NATO actors.
AJP-3.19 gives context to the evolving environment in which operations including CIMIC are planned and executed, and explains the relationships between NATO’s contribution to a comprehensive approach, civil-military interaction (CMI) and CIMIC. It summarizes key aspects of non-military actors and a number of cross-cutting topics, describes the fundamental aspects and principles of CIMIC, details the effects and activities of CIMIC and its application in different environments and types of operation, and clarifies the CIMIC contribution to planning.