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- 20mm antiaircraft gun : A manually tracked piece of anti-aircraft artillery widely used on ships of the U.S. Navy and other navies during World War II.
- 40mm-56 caliber gun : An antiaircraft (AA) gun used on almost every major U.S. and U.K. warship of World War II.
- Air warfare planning : The set of doctrines and procedures for carrying out all types of air warfare, as an integrated whole
- Anti-shipping missile : An air, surface (sea or land), or submarine-launched missile that can track and intercept a maneuvering ship target against the background of moving water
- Attack cargo ship : A WWII-era U.S. Navy ship designed specifically to carry heavy equipment, supplies and troops in support of amphibious assaults, and to provide naval gunfire support during those assaults.
- Autocannon : A magazine-fed cannon that will load and fire continuously until its magazine is empty.
- Battle of Okinawa : The longest, bloodiest U.S. World War II battle in which the Japanese island of Okinawa was captured in the spring of 1945.
- Battle of the Philippine Sea : An carrier battle between the U.S. and Japan in June 1944, called the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" due to the extremely heavy Japanese aircraft losses, marked the end of offensive Japanese capabilities, and gave the U.S. control of the islands from which the major B-29 bomber offensive against the Japanese Home Islands could be conducted
- Catapult Assisted Take Off But Arrested Recovery : (CATOBAR) A set of technologies and procedures that allowed the operation of large, high-performance naval aircraft from carriers at sea
- Destroyer : While the definition has evolved constantly, it is a multipurpose surface warship, generally less powerful than a cruiser, with capabilities against ship, aircraft, submarine, land, and sometimes ballistic missile targets
- Extrajudicial detention : The policy and practice of holding prisoners captive without judicial authority to do so, or without a recognized authority under international law, such capture of prisoners of war
- Naval guns and gunnery : Artillery weapons on ships, and techniques and devices for aiming them.
- Precision-guided munition : A powered or unpowered weapon that adjusts its flight path to hit a specific target, with a circular error probability in the low number of meters, often less than the radius of destruction
- Suicide attack : A means of attack with a weapon guided by a human who will inevitably die in the attempt
- Terrorism and U.S. Intelligence : Activities of the U.S. government to identify potential sources for the tactical use of terrorism, related to but distinct from intelligence on political insurgencies that may or may not use that tactic
- Terrorism : An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective.
- U.S. Intelligence and terrorism in the 1980s : Tracking and actions against terrorism by the United States intelligence community in the 1980s
- USS Achernar (AKA-53) : WWII Andromeda-class attack cargo ship
- USS Almaack (AKA-10) : attack cargo ship of the Second World War
- USS Alshain (AKA-55) : An Andromeda class attack cargo ship that was deployed during World War II and the Korean War; it could carry heavy equipments, supplies, and troops, and deploy landing crafts in amphibious assaults.
- USS Arcturus (AKA-1) : WWII U.S. Arcturus-class attack cargo ship.
- USS Betelgeuse (AKA-11) : U.S. Navy WWII Arcturus-class attack cargo ship
- USS Capricornus (AKA-57) : WWII U.S. Achernar-class attack cargo ship
- USS Centaurus (AKA-17) : WWII U.S. Andromeda-class attack cargo ship, manned by the United States Coast Guard
- USS Chara (AKA-58) : WWII U.S. Achernar-class attack cargo ship
- USS Corvus (AKA-26) : U.S. Navy WWII Artemis-class attack cargo ship
- USS Leo (AKA-60) : U.S. Navy WWII and Korean War Andromeda-class attack cargo ship
- USS Oberon (AKA-14) : an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship of the U.S. Navy
- USS Panamint (AGC-13) : Mount McKinley-class amphibious cargo ship
- USS Prentiss (AKA-102) : Tolland-class attack cargo ship in World War Two
- USS Rankin (AKA-103) : Tolland-class attack cargo ship in World War Two
- USS Suffolk (AKA-69) : Second World War Tolland-class attack cargo ship
- USS Thuban (AKA-19) : Andromeda-class attack cargo ship of the Second World War
- USS Titania (AKA-13) : Arcturus class attack cargo ship named after one of the moons of Uranus
- USS Vinton (AKA-83) : Tolland class attack cargo ship.
- World War II, Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- World War II, air war : Air operations in the Second World War
- World War II : War between the Allies (most notably the UK, US and Soviet Union) and the Axis (principally Germany and Japan) 1939–1945.