Importance Of Joint Planning Of Anaconda

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Joint Planning for Operation Anaconda SFC Spurlock, Matthew MLC Class 005-18 Joint Planning for Operation Anaconda Since the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, there have been numerous battles. One of the most important battles that shaped future joint planning of operations was Operation Anaconda. The outcome of this operation was ultimately successful, however, the original intent from the commanders were not met due to errors in the joint planning process. Joint planning during Operation Anaconda proved ineffective because of inaccurate intelligence about the terrain and weather, the exemption of Air Force and Navy during the initial planning phase, and false assumptions about the enemy. Intelligence Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) is one of the most important aspects of mission planning. During Operation Anaconda, intelligence did not utilize the resources available from joint assets in the region consisting of the Air Force and the Navy. Instead, they were limited by using the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF) assets, which had limited air assets available (Fleri, Howard, Hukill, & Searle, 2003). Weather According to the timeline, the planned execution of the operation was supposed to be 28 February 2002. Due to weather, the D-Day was delayed two days to 2 March 2002. Another key element of the weather, according to an AGU Publications research article, there were anomalies in the ionosphere that affected UHF

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