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- Military strategy : The highest-level national concept of the use of pure military power, inlcluding setting the composition of the military and its deployment; high-level regional objectives in war; military research and setting military production priorities
- Cold War : Geostrategic, economic and ideological struggle from about 1947 to 1991 between the Soviet Union and the United States and their allies.
- Deterrence : A set of policies and actions that prevent an opponent from taking an undesired action
- Counterforce : Military targeting doctrine, historically associated with nuclear warfare and now with precision-guided munitions.
- Countervalue : A military targeting doctrine, first articulated in the context of nuclear warfare but not restricted to it, in which the attacker plans to attacks civilian populations, and to destroy the enemy industrial capability
- Air warfare planning : The set of doctrines and procedures for carrying out all types of air warfare, as an integrated whole
- Single Integrated Operational Plan : The U.S. plan and doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons in a large campaign, prepared for all services by the United States Strategic Command, based on Joint Chiefs of Staff guidance
- United States Strategic Command : The U.S. unified headquarters for the missions of worldwide nuclear and conventional precision strike; command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in support of strategic operations; global network operations of the Global Information Grid, information operations, ballistic missile defense, and reduction of Weapons of Mass Destruction threats
- Strategic strike : Use of kinetic (i.e., physically destructive) and nonkinetic (e.g., information operations deep into enemy territory, affecting military forces in the homeland, or population, industry, and infrastructure.
- Containment policy : A U.S. foreign policy doctrine of the Cold War, begun in 1947, focusing on keeping Communist nations "contained" from further expansion, rather than direct confrontation
- Submarine-launched ballistic missile : A ballistic missile launched from a normally submerged submarine, which has multiple engineering challenges, chief among them being computing a correct ballistic trajectory from a varying point of launch (POL)