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Command, Control and Communications

  • Developing Article Command and control: The combination of lawful authority over people and resources, coupled with the methods of directing their execution of missions and tasks directed at goals set by that authority [e]
  • Developing Article Common operational picture: An electronically shared graphic of map of common interest, typically to military units, that can show more or less detail, and specialized information, on simple user command or even touch [e]
  • Developing Article Force multiplier: Technology, operating doctrine, or combination of techniques that , "...when added to and employed by a combat force, significantly increases the combat potential of that force and thus enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment." Joint Chiefs of Staff [e]
  • Developing Article Fratricide: The killing of one's brother, but in a military context, the killing of one's own forces ("friendly fire"). [e]
  • Developing Article Swarming (military): A method of military attacking using multiple attack forces against an opponent, which act in an autonomous but synchronized manner, with real-time communications for their coordination [e]
  • Synchronization: Add brief definition or description





Ground Combat arms

Branches of Service; specialties

  • Developing Article Air defense artillery: A combat arms branch of the United States Army, responsible for defending ground forces and the continental United States against aircraft and missile attack [e]
  • Developed Article Air assault: Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders. [e]
  • Armor (military unit): A unit, or branch of service, historically derived from cavalry, that specializes in operating from armored fighting vehicles, using speed, maneuver, heavy weapons, and shock attack to dominate their enemy [e]
  • Developing Article Artillery: Crew-served military devices for propelling payloads over distance [e]
  • Developing Article Army Cooperation Aviation: Light aircraft, capable of operating from minimal forward airfields, which were under the direct control of ground forces commanders rather than part of a country's air arm [e]
  • Stub Cavalry: Military units that emphasize speed and mobility, and are used for scouting, harassment, and raiding; the original cavalry were on horses while modern variants use fast ground vehicles or helicopters [e]
  • Developing Article 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. [e]
  • Developing Article Infantry: Soldiers that directly confront the enemy, overcoming them with fire and maneuver while on foot or in specialized vehicles [e]
  • Developing Article Paratroop: A subset of air assault military forces, which arrive at a tactical objective by deliberately parachuting from aircraft [e]
  • Developing Article Special operations: Military or paramilitary operations that differ from conventional operations in degree of physical and political risk, operational techniques, mode of employment, independence from friendly support, and dependence on detailed operational intelligence and indigenous assets; they are often controlled at a national or strategic level of command [e]

Combat Service Support


  • Stub Ambush: A military action of short duration, in which the side preparing it creates a tactical situation in which the enemy will move into an area where he will suffer the most damage. [e]
  • Developing Article Meeting engagement: "A combat action that occurs when a moving force, incompletely

deployed for battle, engages an enemy at an unexpected time and place." Joint Chiefs of Staff [e]

  • Developing Article Raid: A military attack of limited duration, assuming tactical surprise, which does not attempt to hold the land of the target. It destroys capabilities, obtains intelligence, or may be intended for psychological attack. [e]
  • Reconnaissance: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Reconnaissance (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
  • Developed Article Special reconnaissance: Also known as SR, missions deep in denied areas, conducted by special operations personnel. They may be in or out of uniform. While SR units may direct air, missile, or artillery strikes, they strive to stay undetected. [e]
  • Sniper: Add brief definition or description

Ground weapons

Organization and organizations

Air warfare doctrine

  • Stub Battlefield air interdiction: Air warfare intended to support ground troops, not by direct firepower but interfering with enemy supplies, reinforcements and communications [e]
  • Developing Article Close air support: Weapons delivered, by aircraft, in close proximity to friendly forces that are in contact with enemy forces; direct support of ground combat requiring extreme care to avoid fratricide [e]

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Amphibious warfare

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Information operations & Military electronics

Ordnance and Missiles

  • Developing Article Anti-cruise missile missile: A somewhat loosely defined category of weapons for defending against the highly variable flight paths of cruise missiles; such weapons may have optimizations against cruise missile carrier aircraft, against cruise missiles with a high-altitude atmospheric midcourse, against a terrain-following low-altitude midcourse, or popups and zigzags in the final attack on a ship [e]
  • Developing Article Satellite orbits: The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body. [e]
  • Developing Article Semi-active radar homing: In contrast to active radar homing and command guidance, a missile guidance method in which the missile carries a radar receiver only, homing on the reflections, from the target, of a separate illuminating radar [e]

Second World War

  • Developing Article Battle of the Beams: German attacks on Britain after the end of the Battle of Britain. [e]
  • Developed Article Battle of Britain: Those German offensive air strikes, and British defense, with which the Germans had intended to establish air supremacy for their proposed invasion of Britain [e]


Combat support

  • Stub Combat support: In a military force, those services that support direct combat operations by combat arms personnel, such as communications beyond the immediate tactical level, intelligence, etc. [e]
  • Developing Article Military police: A branch of military service, or units of that branch, which both do routine enforcement of military law within armed forces, but also provide classic police services related to the special relations of a military force to other civilian and opposing military groups: apprehension and the handling of surrendered groups, physical security, detention facilities, etc. Other branches are often responsible for intelligence, trials and interpretation of military law, and criminal investigation [e]

Combat service suppor=

  • Stub Combat service support: Those military functions that sustain combat units, including but not limited to supply, maintenance, transportation, finance, general construction, health services, etc. [e]
  • Developing Article Logistics (military)‎: "The science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces." (Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms) [e]

Naval warfare

Naval aviation


First World War

Second World War

Korean War

Vietnam War

  • Developing Article Edward Lansdale: A U.S. Air Force general on assignment to the CIA, key counterinsurgency advisor to Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay, involved in French Indochina and South Vietnam 1954-1960, although lost influence in U.S. policymaking through bureaucratic infighting [e]
  • Developing Article William Colby: A U.S. intelligence and special operations officer eventually becoming Director of Central Intelligence (1973-1976). [e]
  • Developing Article Lucien Conein: (1919-1998), a U.S. clandestine operations officer working both for the Office of Strategic Services and the Central Intelligence Agency; he was the direct contact to the 1963 coup against Ngo Dinh Diem. [e]

Gulf War

Iraq War