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Related to planning directive: IPLAN
In amphibious operations, the plan issued by the designated commander, following receipt of the order initiating the amphibious operation, to ensure that the planning process andinterdependent plans developed by the amphibious force will becoordinated, completed in the time allowed, and important aspectsnot overlooked. See also amphibious force; amphibious operation.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.