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a violent struggle between rival parties to attain competing objectives.


Traditional Warfare

characterized as a confrontation between nation states or coalitions/alliances of nation states.


Irregular Warfare

defined as a violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over the relevant populations. Irregular warfare favors indirect and asymmetric approaches


Military Theory

the scientific, artistic, and philosophical idea or view relating to principles, methods, rules, and operations of war. Military theory describes the best way to wage war in a universe described by science, and based on the nature of man as described by philosophy


Air Force Doctrine

"At the Heart of Warfare Lies Doctrine..."


Basic doctrine

states the most fundamental and enduring beliefs that describe and guide the proper use, presentation, and organization of forces in military action.


Operational doctrine

describes a more detailed organization of forces and applies the principles of basic doctrine to military actions.


Tactical doctrine

describes the proper employment of specific Air Force assets, individually or in concert with other assets to accomplish detailed objectives.


Military Engagement, Security Cooperation, and Deterrence

routine activities that establish, shape, maintain, and refine relations with other nations, international organizations (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and domestic civil authorities (e.g., state governors or local law enforcement)


Crisis Response and Limited Contingency Operations

an be small-scale, limited duration operations, such as strikes, raids, and peace enforcement, which might include combat depending on the circumstances.


Major Operations and Campaigns

extended duration, large-scale operations that usually involve combat. A major operation is a series of related tactical actions, such as battles, engagements, and strikes. It can be conducted independently or can serve as an important component of a campaign.


Nuclear Deterrence Operations

purpose of Nuclear Deterrence Operations is to operate, maintain, and secure nuclear forces to achieve an assured capability to deter an adversary from taking action against vital US interests.


Air Superiority

that degree of dominance in the air battle of one force over another which permits the conduct of operations by the former and its related land, sea, air, and special operations forces at a given time and place without prohibitive interference by the opposing force


Space Superiority

the degree of dominance in space of one force over another that permits the conduct of operations by the former and its related land, sea, air, space, and special operations forces at a given time and place without prohibitive interference by the opposing force.


Cyberspace Superiority

the operational advantage in, through, and from cyberspace to conduct operations at a given time and in a given domain without prohibitive interference.


Command and Control

the exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached forces in the accomplishment of the mission.


Global Integrated ISR

the synchronization and integration of the planning and operation of sensors, assets, and processing, exploitation, dissemination systems across the globe to conduct current and future operations.


Global Precision Attack

the ability to hold at risk or strike rapidly and persistently, with a wide range of munitions at any target and to create swift, decisive, and precise effects across multiple domains.


Special Operations

operations conducted in hostile, denied, or politically sensitive environments to achieve military, diplomatic, informational, and/or clandestine, or low-visibility capabilities.


Rapid Global Mobility

the timely deployment, employment, sustainment, augmentation, and redeployment of military forces and capabilities across the range of military operations. It provides joint military forces the capability to move from place to place while retaining the ability to fulfill their primary mission.


Personnel Recovery

the sum of military, diplomatic, and civil efforts to prepare for and execute the recovery and reintegration of isolated personnel.


Agile Combat Support

the ability to field, protect, and sustain Air Force forces across the range of military operations to achieve joint effects.


Building Partnerships

described as Airmen interacting with international Airmen and other relevant actors to develop, guide, and sustain relationships for mutual benefit and security.



a relationship that is created from a formal agreement such as a treaty between two or more nations for broad, long-term objectives that further the common interests of the members.



an ad hoc arrangement between two or more nations for common action. Coalitions are formed by different nations with different objectives, usually for a single occasion or for longer cooperation in a narrow sector of common interest


Goal of All Joint Operations

The end goal of all joint operations is unified action among all parties involved in achieving the mission.


Adversarial Crisis Response/Contingency Operations

When we are engaged in adversarial crisis response/contingency operations, we are directing our energy toward an enemy.


Non-adversarial Crisis Response/Contingency Operations

a descriptive term of how our operational Airmen accomplish missions that are not war but responses to a crisis or contingency. In these situations, there is no enemy per se, and our actions may be to assist and not combat a threat.