above-the-line publications

above-the-line publications

The upper level publications in the hierarchy of joint publications which includes capstone, keystone, and other key joint doctrine publications that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff signs and are intended to be used by combatant commanders, subunified commanders, joint task force commanders, Service Chiefs, and Joint Staff directors. See also below-the-line publications; capstone publications; joint publication; keystone publications.
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One of the keystone-level or above-the-line publications, JP 3-16 is intended for use by combatant, subunified, and joint task force commanders; service chiefs; and Joint Staff directors.