- Establish Planning Guidance
Process to develop a unified guidance document for defence planning which sets out the overall aims and objectives to be met. The highest-level guidance document is the Political Guidance for Planning document. This document should be agreed at the highest civilian / political levels and represents an expression of the goals of the governing body. A subordinate Military Guidance for Planning from senior military leaders may provide further details and clarification of the Political Guidance for Planning and take specific military judgement on achieving the aims and objectives into account.
- Defence Planning