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Title: Simplicity

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JP 3-0 Joint Perspective:

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AFDD-1 Airman’s Perspective:

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Aviation depends for its action on a concentration of power at the decisive point

Voice: Simplicity in the joint arena calls for making all plans and orders as clear and concise as possible.

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Voice: A simple plan is more likely to endure the fog of war and be successful.

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Voice: From the airman’s perspective, simplicity is crucial for decentralized execution or allowing subordinate commanders the freedom to creatively execute the operational plan within given general guidelines.

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Voice: Simplicity begins with unambiguous organizational and command relationships that can develop straightforward plans.

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