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This manual is a guide for Army commanders and staffs operating in a multinational environment across the full range of military operations. This doctrine for multinational operations takes into account each type of operation and varying political objectives, force compositions, operating areas, and other factors. It also considers general similarities in most multinational operations. Because of the varying compositions and varying political objectives, consensus is extremely difficult to obtain for multinational operations. Harmonization of the multinational force is critical to ensure unity of effort.
FM 100-8 blends key points of Joint Pub 3-16 into its approach to ensure consideration by Army elements of a joint force. This manual addresses the Army's roles and functions within a multinational operation; multinational leadership; command relationships, to include examples of possible command relationships; and, finally, the key functional planning considerations of the multinational commander at the operational and tactical levels of war. The combat functions listed in FM 100-5 provide a guideline for this manual's content. FM 100-8 should be read in conjunction with--
The primary audiences for FM 100-8 are Army forces (ARFOR), Army service component commanders (ASCCs), and other senior leaders and their staffs. The focus is on ARFOR and ASCC responsibilities for conducting operations as part of a multinational force. Information contained herein will help other national forces and other services plan and conduct multinational operations with US Army forces. This doctrine will also assist Army branch schools in teaching multinational army operations.
The proponent for this publication is HQ TRADOC. Send comments and recommended changes directly to Commander, US Army Combined Arms Center, ATTN: ATZL-SWW, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027.
Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns or pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

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