NATO - AJP-4
ALLIED JOINT LOGISTIC DOCTRINE
|Publication Date:||1 July 1999|
Applicability / Scope.
a. This document is applicable to peace and the full spectrum of potential NATO operations (Article 5 as well as non-Article 5) from crisis through conflict. While much of the doctrine is focused toward the more probable scenarios of mid-intensity and peace support operations, the doctrine is equally applicable to other operations. Within the text of this document, where the type of operation necessitates changes to a significant aspect of the logistic support concept, these differences are highlighted.
b. This document is applicable to NATO operations including those conducted in cooperation with the United Nations (UN), the Western European Union (WEU), and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). It is also applicable for non-NATO nations participating in NATO led operations.
c. While this publication focuses on the commonly understood areas of logistics such as supply, maintenance, transportation, and medical, significant other areas critical to support of operations are also embodied in this document. Areas such as centralised contracting, infrastructure engineering, real estate management and funding must also be closely co-ordinated with logistics and are therefore included.