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Definition of Planning directive

Planning directive Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
In amphibious operations, the plan issued by the designated commander, following receipt of the order initiating the amphibious operation, to ensure that the planning process and interdependent plans developed by the amphibious force will be coordinated, completed in the time allowed, and important aspects not overlooked. See also amphibious force; amphibious operation. (JP 3-02)
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )