Allied joint doctrine for the conduct of operations (AJP-3(C))

This Allied Joint Publication describes the fundamental operational aspects of joint operations and gives guidance on operational level conduct of joint operations.



Allied Joint Publication (AJP)-3(C) Allied Joint Doctrine for the Conduct of Operations provides capstone doctrine for the conduct of Allied Joint operations.

These operations are complex and contain all the different tasks that span the range of military operations, from humanitarian assistance to combat. However, the key theme in this publication remains: ‘operations are operations’. All operations can fundamentally be approached in the same manner because NATO forces must expect to perform a wide range of potentially simultaneous activities across the whole spectrum of conflict. AJP-3(B) focuses on the synchronization and coordination of activities, during the preparation, execution and termination of an operation.

Published 28 June 2017
Last updated 24 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated PDF document Allied Joint Publication (AJP)-3(C): allied joint doctrine for the conduct of operations.
  2. Updated AJP 3 to Version C.
  3. First published.