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Non-combatant evacuation operations (JDP 3-51)

JDP 3-51: Non-combatant evacuation operations

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Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 3-51 Non-combatant Evacuation Operations provides insight, guidance and points to consider when planning and conducting non-combatant evacuation operations (NEOs).

NEO is a non-discretionary operation often requiring a national response. Differing interests and risk thresholds often result in countries responding to crisis in different ways. Although evacuations are likely to be conducted in a multinational setting, the interaction between nations will probably be limited to the coordination of separate national plans rather than a unified multinational endeavour. However, commanders and their staff should read NATO doctrine on NEO along with this publication to understand the challenges of operating as part of a coalition when conducting a multinational evacuation