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Title: The Principles

Action: On the left side of the screen is a picture of the cover of Joint Publication 3-0. On the right side of the screen is a picture of the cover of Air Force Doctrine Document 1. Under each cover is a link to each publication.

Voice: Through modest evolution, the principles shown here have emerged as the accepted standards for the U.S. joint military. These principles are detailed in Joint Pub 3-0. As broad guidelines for employing military force, the principles of war apply equally to all U.S. armed forces.

Link to Joint Publication 3-0 (opens page in new window): Joint Publication 3-0

Link to Air Foce Doctrine Document 1 (opens page in new window): Air Foce Doctrine Document 1

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