Allied Joint Doctrine (AJP) 3.4.9 provides generic doctrine which is flexible in application. This allows civil military co-operation (CIMIC) to adjust to different operational realities through improvisation and adaptation.
While AJP 3.4.9 CIMIC primarily addresses commanders and their staffs at operational and tactical level, it is also relevant to the civil-military interaction at the strategic level. It displays, amongst others, relevant factors for effective and efficient civil military interaction within NATO’s contribution to a comprehensive approach. It fosters the development of CIMIC activities, introducing all necessary principles, planning factors and training requirements.