Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-57.60 Civil Affairs Planning April 2014 expands the doctrinal discussion of the role of CA forces supporting Army and joint operational planning that resides in FM 3-57, Civil Affairs Operations. Publication of ATP 3-57.60 incorporates revisions to the Army's running estimate and operation plan (OPLAN) formats. Support of operational planning by CA forces occurs at all levels of war-strategic, operational, and tactical. Whether conducted by CA Soldiers assigned to the staffs of various mission command headquarters or by CA planning teams augmenting those organizations, planning for U.S. forces' interaction with the civil component of the operational environment (OE) is required across the range of military operations. Publication of ATP 3-57.60 replaces CA planning doctrine found in FM 3-05.401 /Marine Corps Reference Publication 3-33.1A, Civil Affairs Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. ATP 3-57.60 consists of five chapters and four appendixes: Chapter 1 provides techniques used by CA Soldiers used in conducting civil considerations analysis and analysis of the operational variables during planning. The discussion further provides techniques used in determining centers of gravity (COGs) as they relate to the civil component of the OE, MOEs, and MOPs. Chapter 2 describes techniques used in the application of the CA methodology in the execution of TLP and problem solving. Detailed planning considerations are provided for the analysis of civil considerations in the conduct of TLP. Chapter 3 discusses the role of the CA planner in the execution of the MDMP. The chapter provides techniques used by CA planners during each of the seven steps of the MDMP. Chapter 4 describes the role of CA planners in the execution of the JOPP. The chapter provides a discussion of the linkage required in the planning of CAO supporting the joint force commander's CMO intent and concept of operations (CONOPS). The discussion provides techniques used by CA planners during each step of the JOPP. Chapter 5 provides techniques and planning considerations used by CA Soldiers in supporting the development of a transition plan. It describes the various types of transition and provides a listing of transition tasks that assist the CA planner to identify and prioritize those tasks required for transition. Appendix A details the procedures and provides an example format for the completion of the CA area study. Appendix B details the procedures and the format for the development of Annex K (Civil Affairs Operations) to an Army OPLAN or operation order (OPORD). Appendix C details the procedures and the format for the development of the CAO running estimate. Appendix D addresses planning considerations regarding personnel protection issues during all phases of deliberate and crisis action planning and general considerations used in conducting urban area operations.