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Air force

An branch of the military establishment that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army, navy or other branch. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions and providing support to surface forces.

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behavioral effect

Military; Air force

An effect on the behavior of individuals, groups, systems, organizations, and governments.

blue force tracking (BFT)

Military; Air force

The employment of techniques to identify US, allied, and coalition forces for the purposes of providing commanders enhanced situational awareness and reducing fratricide.

campaign assessment (CA)

Military; Air force

The joint force commander’s broad qualitative and analytical determination of the overall campaign progress, effectiveness of operations and recommendations for future action.

cascading effect

Military; Air force

One or more of a series of successive indirect effects that propagate through a system or systems. Typically, cascading effects flow throughout the levels of conflict and are the results of ...

causal linkage

Military; Air force

An explanation of why an action or effect will cause or contribute to a given effect.

centralized control

Military; Air force

In joint air operations, placing within one commander the responsibility and authority for planning, directing, and coordinating a military operation or group/category of operations. The planning, ...

civil environment

Military; Air force

The civil environment includes factors related to a people, their government, politics, culture, and economy. The organization of the civil environment includes the major subcategories of political ...

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