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    • Military science

    • Military science is the study of military processes, institutions, and behavior, along with the study of warfare, and the theory and application of organized coercive force. It is mainly focused on theory, method, and practice of producing military capability in a manner consistent with national defense policy. Militar ... Read »


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    • Outline of military science and technology

    • The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to military science: Military science – study of the , psychology, practice and other phenomena which constitute war and armed . It strives to be a scientific system that if properly employed, will greatly enhance the practitioner's ability to ... Read »


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    • Academy of Military Science (Russia)

    • Academy of Military Science (Russian: Академия военных наук Российской Федерации) is a Russian non-governmental research interregional public organization. Conducts basic and applied military research, and ... Read »


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    • Active duty

    • Active duty refers to a full-time occupation as part of a military force, as opposed to reserve duty. In the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations the equivalent term is active service. The Indian Armed Forces are considered to be one of the largest active service forces in the world with almost 1.42 mill ... Read »


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    • Blockhouse

    • In military science, a blockhouse is a small fortification, usually consisting of one or more rooms with loopholes, allowing its defenders to fire in various directions. It usually refers to an isolated fort in the form of a single building, serving as a defensive strong point against any enemy that does not possess si ... Read »


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    • Body count

    • Body count

      Body Count is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. The group is fronted by Ice-T, who co-founded the group with lead guitarist Ernie C out of their interest in heavy metal music. Ice-T took on the role of vocalist and writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs. Lead guitarist E ... Read »


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    • Border outpost

    • A border outpost,border out post,border observation post or BOP is an outpost maintained by a sovereign state on its border, usually one of a series placed at regular intervals, to watch over and safeguard its border with a neighboring state with whom it may or may not have cordial relations. Such posts are manned by b ... Read »


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    • Campaign plan

    • Campaign plan is a plan to achieve an objective, usually of a large-scale over an extended period of time. It usually coordinates many activities and uses of resources involving multiple organizations. A campaign plan could also have subordinate objectives or intermediate milestones and is often broken down by phases. ... Read »


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    • Casualty estimation

    • Casualty estimation is the process of estimating the number of injuries or deaths in a battle or natural disaster that has already occurred. On the other, casualty prediction is the process of estimating the number of injuries or deaths that might occur in a planned or potential battle or natural disaster. Measures us ... Read »


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    • Casualty prediction

    • Casualty prediction is the science of predicting the number of deaths or injuries that may result from an epidemic, natural disaster or act of war such as the explosion of a nuclear weapon, chemical weapon or biological weapon. (Casualty estimation is the process of estimating the number of injuries or deaths in a batt ... Read »


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    • Chequered retreat

    • A Chequered retreat, (retraite en échiquier, Fr.) is so called from the several component parts of a pre-mechanised line or battalion, which alternately retreat and face about in the presence of an enemy, exhibiting the figure of the chequered squares upon a chess board. ... Read »


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    • Chief of Naval Research

      The Chief of Naval Research is the senior military officer in charge of scientific research in the United States Navy. The Chief of Naval Research has a rank of Rear Admiral, and is in charge of the Office of Naval Research. The Chief of Naval Research has responsibility for basic research, applied research, and advan ... Read »


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    • Civil affairs

    • Civil Affairs (CA) is a term used by both the United Nations and by military institutions (such as the US military), but for different purposes in each case. Civil affairs officers in UN peace operations are civilian staff members who are often at the forefront of a mission’s interaction with local government ... Read »


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    • Civil-military operations

    • Civil-military operations or CMO are activities of a military force to minimize civil interference on and maximize civil support for military operations. CMO is conducted in conjunction with combat operations during wartime and becomes a central part of a military campaign in counter-insurgencies. Some militaries have ... Read »


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    • Civilian control of the military

    • Civilian control of the military is a doctrine in military and political science that places ultimate responsibility for a country's strategic decision-making in the hands of the civilian political leadership, rather than professional military officers. The reverse situation, where professional military officers contro ... Read »


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    • Combat assessment

    • The objective of combat assessment is to identify recommendations for the course of military operations. The determination of the overall effectiveness of force employment during military operations. Combat assessment is composed of three major components: The GS-3 is normally the single point of contact for combat a ... Read »


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    • Combat operations process

    • Combat operations area - process is undertaken by armed forces during military campaigns, major operations, battles, and engagements to facilitate the setting of objectives, direction of combat, and assessment of the operation plan's success. The basic model of the combat operations area process includes five phases t ... Read »


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    • Combat readiness

    • Combat readiness is a condition of the armed forces and their constituent units and formations, warships, aircraft, weapon systems or other military technology and equipment to perform during combat military operations, or functions consistent with the purpose for which they are organized or designed, or the managing o ... Read »


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    • Command and control

    • Command generally refers to the ability to "dominate an area of situation". There are several definitions of command and control (C2). According to older versions of U.S. Army FM 3-0, C2 in a military organization is the exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commanding officer over assigned and a ... Read »


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    • Concept of operations

    • A concept of operations (abbreviated CONOPS, CONOPs, or ConOps) is a document describing the characteristics of a proposed system from the viewpoint of an individual who will use that system. It is used to communicate the quantitative and qualitative system characteristics to all stakeholders. CONOPS are widely used in ... Read »


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    • Critical military studies

    • Critical Military Studies is a new academic sub-discipline which brings critical theory to the study of military institutions and practices. It intersects with many academic disciplines, such as international relations, political science, gender studies, human geography and anthropology. Academic conferences in 2013 an ... Read »


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    • Echelon above corps

    • Echelons above corps (EAC), in US and NATO practice, refer to higher headquarters, of purpose-built organization, which involve a greater number of troops than would be in an army corps. They may be standing organizations with a regional responsibility, or may be established for a particular operational purpose. While ... Read »


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    • International Association for Military Pedagogy

    • The International Association for Military Pedagogy (IAMP)[1] was founded in November 2005 in Strausberg (Germany) as a successor to the European Military Pedagogy Forum (EMPF). The IAMP is an independent network of professionals whose studies focus on education and training in the military setting. Its goals include ... Read »


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    • Military education and training

    • Military education and training is a process which intends to establish and improve the capabilities of military personnel in their respective roles. Military education can be voluntary or compulsory duty. Before any person gets authorization to operate technical equipment or be on the battlefield, they must take a me ... Read »


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    • The Establishment

    • The Establishment generally denotes a dominant group or elite that holds power or authority in a nation or organization. The Establishment may be a closed social group which selects its own members or specific entrenched elite structures, either in government or in specific institutions. The American Sociological Asso ... Read »


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    • Force multiplication

    • Force multiplication, in military usage, refers to an attribute or a combination of attributes that dramatically increases (hence "multiplies") the effectiveness of an item or group, giving a given number of troops (or other personnel) or weapons (or other hardware) the ability to accomplish greater things than without ... Read »


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    • Forever war

    • The forever war is a political science concept, of an endless war carried on for military and/or political reasons. The War on Terror is often cited as being a forever war, with an unclear or unreachable objective. ... Read »


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    • History of military technology

    • The military funding of science has had a powerful transformative effect on the practice and products of scientific research since the early 20th century. Particularly since World War I, advanced science-based technologies have been viewed as essential elements of a successful military. World War I is often called "th ... Read »


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    • Grazing fire

    • Grazing fire is a term used in military science and defined by NATO and the US Department Of Defense as “Fire approximately parallel to the ground where the center of the cone of fire does not rise above one meter from the ground.” Grazing fire is often performed by machine guns. It is tactically advantageous ... Read »


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    • Military history

    • Military history is a humanities discipline within the scope of general historical recording of armed conflict in the history of humanity, and its impact on the societies, their cultures, economies and changing intra and international relationships. Professional historians normally focus on military affairs that had a ... Read »


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    • Intent (military)

    • Intent is a key capability in 21st century military operations and is a vital element to facilitate subordinates initiative (U.S Army 2003, para. 1-69),self-synchronisation (Alberts et al. 1999, pp. 175–80) and collaboration and cooperation (Alberts and Hayes 2007, pp. 109–14) amongst team members in jo ... Read »


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    • IR flag

    • An infrared flag (or IR flag) is a type of combat identification used by soldiers. They consist of a national flag or other identifying icon with a Velcro backing for application to a soldier's uniform on the upper arm or chest. IR flags are rendered in materials that result in a high contrast ratio in the infrared sp ... Read »


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    • Irregular warfare

    • Irregular warfare is warfare in which one or more combatants are irregular military rather than regular forces. Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare, and so is asymmetric warfare. The overuse of the term 'warfare' in contemporary military terminology to describe both a specific type of engagement and the t ... Read »


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    • Joint Electronics Type Designation System

    • The Joint Electronics Type Designation System (JETDS), which was previously known as the Joint Army-Navy Nomenclature System (AN System. JAN) and the Joint Communications-Electronics Nomenclature System, is a method developed by the U.S. War Department during World War II for assigning an unclassified designator to ele ... Read »


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    • Loss exchange ratio

    • Loss exchange ratio is a figure of merit in attrition warfare. It is usually relevant to a condition or state of war where one side depletes the resources of another through attrition. Specifically and most often used as a comparator in aerial combat, where it is known as a kill-ratio. For example, during the Korean Wa ... Read »


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    • Maritime security operations

    • Maritime security operations (MSO) are the actions of modern naval forces to "combat sea–based terrorism and other illegal activities, such as hijacking, piracy, and slavery, also known as human trafficking." Ships assigned to such operations may also assist seafaring vessels in distress. These activities are part ... Read »


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    • Melee

    • Melee (/ˈmeɪleɪ/ or /ˈmɛleɪ/, French: mêlée [mɛle]; the French spelling is also quite frequent in English writing) generally refers to disorganized close combat in battles fought at abnormally close range with little central control once it starts. The French term was first used in English i ... Read »


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    • Military art (Military science)

    • Military art (French: L'Art de la Guerre) (lit. art of war) is a field of theoretical research and training methodology in military science used in the conduct of military operations on land, in the maritime or air environments. Military art includes the study and application of the principles of warfare and laws of wa ... Read »


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    • Military branch

    • Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard the subdivision of the national armed forces of a sovereign nation or state. In classical terminology, the three basic military branches are the Army, Air Force, and Navy. Countries which do not have access to any of the high se ... Read »


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    • Military doctrine

    • Military doctrine is the expression of how military forces contribute to campaigns, major operations, battles, and engagements. It is a guide to action, rather than hard and fast rules. Doctrine provides a common frame of reference across the military. It helps standardize operations, facilitating readiness by establi ... Read »


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    • Military logistics

    • Military logistics is the discipline of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of military forces. In its most comprehensive sense, it is those aspects or military operations that deal with: The word "logistics" is derived from the Greek adjective logistikos meaning "skilled in calculating". The fi ... Read »


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    • Military sociology

    • Military sociology aims toward the systematic study of the military as a social group rather than as a Military organization. It is a highly specialized subfield which examines issues related to service personnel as a distinct group with coerced collective action based on shared interests linked to survival in vocation ... Read »


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    • Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center

    • Formation 1991 (1991) Type NATO project Headquarters Bruxelles, Belgium
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      Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center, also referred to as MSIAC, is a NATO project funded directly by its member nations, not all of which are NATO members. There are currently 13 member nations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom ... Read »


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    • NATO Research and Technology Organisation

    • Formation November 21, 1996 (1996-11-21) Extinction June 30, 2012 (2012-06-30) Type Science and Technology Cooperation Network Headquarters Neuilly sur Seine, France
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      Coordinates: 48°53′17″N 2°16′07″E / 48.88806°N 2.26861°E / 48.88806; 2.26861 The NATO Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) (Organisation pour la Recherche et la Technologie OTAN in French) promotes and conducts co-operative scientific research and exchange of tec ... Read »


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    • Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory

    • The United States Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory (NRDL) was an early military lab created to study the effects of radiation and nuclear weapons. The facility was based at the Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, California. The NRDL was formed in 1946 to manage testing, decontamination, and dispositi ... Read »


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    • Night combat

    • Night combat is combat that occurs during the hours of darkness. It is distinguished from daytime combat by lower visibility and its reversed relation to the Circadian cycle. Typically combat at night is favorable to the attacker, with offensive tactics being focused on exploiting the advantages to maximum effect. Defe ... Read »


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    • Observation post

    • An observation post or O.P., temporary or fixed, is a position from which soldiers can watch enemy movements, to warn of approaching soldiers (such as in trench warfare), or to direct artillery fire. In strict military terminology, an observation post is any preselected position from which observations are to be made - ... Read »


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    • Operational level of war

    • In the field of military theory, the operational level of war (also called the operational art, as derived from Russian: оперативное искусство, or the operational warfare) represents the level of command that connects the details of tactics with the goals of s ... Read »


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    • Military organization

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      Military organization or military organisation is the structuring of the armed forces of a state so as to offer military capability required by the national defense policy. In some countries paramilitary forces are included in a nation's armed forces, though not considered military. Armed forces that are not a part of ... Read »


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    • Outpost (military)

    • A military outpost is a detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main force or formation, usually at a station in a remote or sparsely populated location, positioned to stand guard against unauthorized intrusions and surprise attacks; and the station occupied by such troops, usually a small military base o ... Read »


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    • Peace enforcement

    • Peace enforcement is the use of military force to compel peace in a conflict, generally against the will of those combatants. To do this, it generally requires more military force than peacekeeping operations. The United Nations, through its Security Council per Chapter VII of its charter, has the ability to authorize ... Read »


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    • Personnel recovery

    • The United States Army defines personnel recovery as "The sum of military, DOD civilian, DOD contractor personnel, or other personnel designated by the President or Secretary of Defense, who are isolated, missing, detained, or captured (IMDC) in an operational environment. Also called PR." ... Read »


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    • Phase line (cartography)

    • In cartography, a phase line is a line to show some positional dependency or relation to the passage of time, most often changing phases of a military operation, or changing borders in histogeographic maps. The term is also used in military terminology to refer to an imaginary line on a map used to coordinate phases o ... Read »


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    • Point-defence

    • Point-defence (or point-defense; see spelling differences) is the defence of a single object or a limited area, e.g. a ship, building or an airfield, now usually against air attacks and guided missiles. Point-defence weapons have a smaller range in contrast to area-defence systems and are placed near or on the object t ... Read »


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    • Recognized Air Picture

    • A Recognized Air Picture or RAP is a (theoretically) complete listing of all aircraft in flight within a particular airspace, with each aircraft being identified as friendly or hostile, and ideally containing additional information such as type of aircraft, flight number, and flight plan. The information may be drawn f ... Read »


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    • Signal Corps Radio

    • Signal Corps Radios were U.S. Army military communications components that comprised "sets". Under the Army Nomenclature System, SCR initially designated "Set, Complete Radio", and later misinterpreted as "Signal Corps Radio", though interpretations have varied over time. The term SCR was part of a nomenclature sy ... Read »


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    • Six-legged Soldiers

    • "I think a small terrorist cell could very easily develop an insect-based weapon... The raw material is in the back yard." (Lockwood, to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, 2009) Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War is a nonfiction scientific warfare book written by award-winning author and University of Wy ... Read »


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    • The Soldier and the State

    • The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations is a 1957 book written by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington. In the book, Huntington advances the theory of objective civilian control, according to which the optimal means of asserting control over the armed forces is to professional ... Read »


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    • Survivability

    • Survivability is the ability to remain alive or continue to exist. The term has more specific meaning in certain contexts. Following disruptive forces such as flood, fire, disease, war, or climate change some species of flora, fauna, and local life forms are likely to survive more successfully than others because ... Read »


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    • Survival radio

    • Survival radios are carried by ships and aircraft to facilitate rescue in an emergency. They are generally designed to transmit on international distress frequencies. Maritime systems have been standardized under the Global Maritime Distress Safety System. The use of radio to aid in rescuing survivors of accidents ... Read »


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    • The Technical Cooperation Program

    • The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) is a long-standing international organisation concerned with cooperation on defence science and technology matters, including national security and civil defence. Its membership comprises Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). TT ... Read »


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    • Military terminology

    • Military terminology refers to the terms and language of military organizations and personnel as belonging to a discrete category, as distinguishable by their usage in military doctrine, as they serve to depoliticise, dehumanise, or otherwise abstract discussion about its operations from an actual description thereof. ... Read »


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    • Throw-weight

    • Throw-weight is a measure of the effective weight of ballistic missile payloads. It is measured in kilograms or tonnes. Throw-weight equals the total weight of a missile's warheads, reentry vehicles, self-contained dispensing mechanisms, penetration aids, and missile guidance systems--generally all components except fo ... Read »


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    • Total war

    • Total war is warfare that includes any and all civilian-associated resources and infrastructure as legitimate military targets, mobilizes all of the resources of society to fight the war, and gives priority to warfare over non-combatant needs. The American-English Dictionary defines total war as "war that is unrestrict ... Read »


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    • Troop density

    • A troop density (Russian: Плотность войск) also known as the dispersion factor in military science is a statistical value assigned by commanders during the combat operations process in considering the ability of the Combat Arms to achieve military objectives during a military o ... Read »


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    • Type (designation)

    • The word Type followed by a number is a common way to name a weapon or product in a production series, similar in meaning to "Mark". "Type" was used extensively by the Japanese and Chinese militaries beginning in the 1920s, and is still in current use by the militaries of both nations. The United Kingdom uses a type nu ... Read »


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    • Unit cohesion

    • Unit cohesion is a military concept, defined by one former United States Chief of staff in the early 1980s as "the bonding together of soldiers in such a way as to sustain their will and commitment to each other, the unit, and mission accomplishment, despite combat or mission stress". However the concept lacks a consen ... Read »


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    • Unit cohesion in the United States military

    • Unit cohesion in the United States military it has been the subject of dispute and political debate since World War II as the United States military has expanded the categories of citizens it accepts as servicemembers. Unit cohesion is a military concept, defined by one former United States Chief of staff in the early ... Read »


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    • Vulnerability

    • Vulnerability refers to the inability (of a system or a unit) to withstand the effects of a hostile environment. A window of vulnerability (WoV) is a time frame within which defensive measures are diminished, compromised or lacking. In relation to hazards and disasters, vulnerability is a concept that links the re ... Read »


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    • War studies

    • War studies, sometimes called polemology, is the multi-disciplinary study of war. The word derives from Ancient Greek πόλεμος (pólemos, “war”) + -logy". Polemology is distinct from military history in that it encompasses a variety of fields: War studies is a multi-disciplinary pr ... Read »


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    • Weaponeering

    • Weaponeering is the field of designing an attack with weapons. It is a portmanteau of weapon and engineering. The term should not be confused with weapons engineering, which is the actual engineering design and development of weapon systems. The United States Department of Defense defines the term as the process of de ... Read »


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    • Wujing Zongyao

    • The Wujing Zongyao, known in English as the Complete Essentials for the Military Classics, is a Chinese military compendium written from around 1040 to 1044. It contains the earliest known written formulas for gunpowder, made from saltpeter, sulphur, and charcoal, along with many added ingredients. The book was compil ... Read »


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