MCDP 5, MARINE CORPS DOCTRINAL PUBLICATION: PLANNING (21 JUL 1997)
MCDP 5, MARINE CORPS DOCTRINAL PUBLICATION: PLANNING (21 JUL 1997)., This publication describes the theory and philosophy of military planning as practiced by the U.S. Marine Corps. The intent is to describe how we can prepare effectively for future action when the future is uncertain and unpredictable. In so do- ing, this publication provides all Marines a conceptual frame- work for planning in peace, in crisis, or in war. This approach to planning is based on our common understanding of the nature of war and on our warfighting philosophy of maneuver warfare as described in Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication (MCDP) 1, Warfighting.