NATO - AJP-3.10.2
ALLIED JOINT DOCTRINE FOR OPERATIONS SECURITY AND DECEPTION
|Publication Date:||6 March 2020|
Allied Joint Publication (AJP)-3.10.2, Allied Joint Doctrine for Operations Security and Deception addresses the planning, execution and assessment of operations security (OPSEC) and deception and their integration into North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) joint operations. It details OPSEC and deception principles, roles, responsibilities and relationships with other staff functions in supporting the operation plan. OPSEC and deception are positioned as discrete information activities that are not exclusively coordinated by information operations planners. Counter-deception is addressed, but this is a separate process and not the primary responsibility of OPSEC or deception staffs.
The purpose of AJP-3.10.2 is to provide direction and guidance to NATO commanders and their OPSEC and deception staff. It positions OPSEC and deception as key activities that support the principles and operational considerations of joint operations and must be considered from the outset of the operations planning process. It emphasises the importance of these activities to commanders and staffs.