The Joint Operation Planning and Execution System function in which analysis of changing events in the international environment and the development of national strategy to respond to those events is conducted. In joint operation planning, the responsibility for recommending military strategy to the National Command Authorities lies with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in consultation with the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in concert with supported commanders. In the deliberate planning process, the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan is produced as a result of this process. In the crisis assessment phase of the crisis action planning process, crisis action planning procedures are used to formulate decisions for direct development of possible military courses of action.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.