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- Land warfare : The operations of predominantly land-based military forces to control areas of ground or defeat other land forces; separate air and naval services support these operations; they involve combat arms such as infantry, armor, artillery, combat engineers, army aviation, and special operations, as well as combat support and combat service support
- Explosives : Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin.
- Anti-tank warfare : The practice of measures, on or adjacent to the battlefield, to damage or destroy armored fighting vehicles including tanks, or to interfere with the ability of those vehicles to move on that battlefield
- Anti-tank weapon : A guided or unguided weapon intended to penetrate armored fighting vehicles; may be a cannon-fired projectile, unguided rocket, gravity bomb, cluster submunition or land mine, or other means of disabling or destroying the target
- Antipersonnel cluster submunition : Destructive devices, released by a cluster munition, which are principally designed to injure or kill people; "dual-purpose" submunitions can also penetrate walls and light armor
- Antitank cluster submunition : Individual weapons, released by a cluster munition, which only threaten armored fighting vehicles and will not be detonated by individuals. They may make immediate attacks, or create a temporary antitank minefield
- Counterproliferation : The set of activities that detect and monitor the threat of weapons of special concern against one's own nation and one's allies.
- Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction : A treaty banning the manufacture, stockpiling, and use of those antipersonnel land mines of the greatest risk to civilians
- Assault Breacher Vehicle : U.S. Marine Corps vehicle remanufactured from M1 Abrams tanks for combat engineers to use in penetrating obstacles, standard minefields, and areas with improvised explosive devices
- Combat engineer : Ground combat troops trained and equipped to improve the mobility of one's own side by breaching enemy obstacles, building bridges, etc.; blocking enemy mobility with barriers, demolition, mine warfare, etc.
- Demining : A subset of mine warfare, usually refers to clearing land mines after the end of conflict; it is sometimes called humanitarian demining, and is often done by organizations much more poorly equipped than combat engineers
Wars of Vietnam
- Khmer Rouge : An extreme Marxist guerrilla movement, and then genocidal government, of Cambodia.
- Lao Cai Province : A province in the north of Vietnam, on the China-Vietnam border, neighboring Lai Chau Province, Ha Giang Province and Yen Bai Province
- French support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war : French technical assistance and sales of military and dual-use equipment, beginning in approximately 1975, to Iraq, and continuing through the Iran-Iraq War; France and the Soviet Union were the leading military suppliers to Iraq
- Italian support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War : Add brief definition or description
Afghanistan War (2001-)
- Farah Province : A province on Afghanistan's western border with Iran, with relatively weak security forces but an upsurge in Taliban activity; airstrikes used to break fights have caused civilian casualties
- Shomali Plain : A plateau north of Kabul in Afghanistan, once fertile, devastated by war, and now being restored as farmland; it provides access to the only relatively safe north-south route in the country
- Boobytrap : An improvised destructive device, not necessarily explosive, whose destructive property is triggered by an action of the victim
- Improvised explosive device : A destructive device, not completely made from purpose-built military components, that is intended to cause destruction by means of an explosive charge and perhaps other components that increase damage
- Armored fighting vehicle : A military vehicle that is both protected against blast and fragments, and either has offensive weapons or directly supports combat by vehicles with offensive weapons
- BLU-91-B (submunition) : A U.S. air-delivered anti-tank mine cluster submunition, which detonates on sensing the magnetic field of an armored vehicle
- Cluster munition : A military weapon, fired or dropped from another weapon, that releases smaller submunitions that cause the actual destructive effect
- Future Combat Systems : An cancelled development program,including a variety of military systems, including armored fighting vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, artillery, precision guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles; was an evolutionary step in the restructuring of the United States Army and tailored to the brigade combat team organizational structure but will continue partially in the Brigade Combat Team Modernization
- Fuze : A mechanical, pyrotechnic or electronic device that causes the initiation of a detonator after some sensed event or events
- GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast : The U.S. non-nuclear bomb with the greatest explosive power, which is dropped from a transport aircraft and makes a guided glide to its target area
- Littoral Combat Ship : Lighter than a U.S. destroyer or frigate, (but heavier than a corvette or fast attack craft) relatively low-cost U.S. Navy warship type, capable of ocean crossings but optimized for coastal operations including mine warfare (MIW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASW).
- M109 howitzer : A family of self-propelled 155mm howitzers developed by the U.S. Army
- M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System : A fully-tracked artillery firing platform that carries two munitions pods, containing either six rockets or short-range surface-to-surface missiles, or one MGM-140 ATACMS tactical ballistic missile
- M26 (rocket) : A series of long-range (20mi/32 km-28mi/45km) unguided rockets fired by the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, carrying 518 to 644 cluster submunitions; retired due to an excessive number of submunitions failing to detonate and becoming effective minefields
- M30 (rocket) : An aerodynamically steered, rocket-propelled surface-to-surface missile, carrying cluster submunitions, fired by the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System at greater ranges than the M109 howitzer
- MGM-140 ATACMS : A short- to medium-range ballistic missile, developed by the U.S. Army to engage high-value ground targets beyond the range of cannon, yet under the direct control of ground forces commanders; fired by the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System
- Mine (naval warfare) : A naval explosive weapon that waits passively for a target to come into its range, and then detonates or releases a mobile weapon once its sensors detect an appropriate target
- Mine warfare : An area of military technology and doctrine, which deals with the development, use of, defense against, and removal of land mines, improvised explosive devices, and sea mines. These devices are characterized by being distributed prior to the presence of an adversary; the mines trigger either by sensing the enemy, or by command from friendly forces.
- Physicians for Human Rights : A US-based nongovernmental organization for health professionals concerned with human rights issues