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Explain how tactical actions potentially affect the mission success in a JIIM.

Tactical actions are used in battle such as ambushes, seeking and turning flanks, maintaining reconnaissance, and creating and using obstacles and defenses. The enemies tactics are changing like the use of IEDs.


________ and _________ focus on deterring war, resolving conflict, promoting peace, irregular warfare, national disasters, and supporting civil authorities in response to domestic crisis.

Crisis response and contingency operations


The protection of US sovereignty, territory, domestic population, and critical defense infrastructure against external threats and aggression.

homeland defense


Term used to describe how operational Airmen accomplish missions that are not war but responses to a crisis or contingency.

non-adversarial crisis


An operation in which there is an enemy that our energies are being directed toward.

adversarial crisis


DOD support to US civil authorities for domestic emergencies and for designated law enforcement and other activities.

civil support


A series of activities, operations, or organizations in which elements of two or more mil. depts participate to achieve strategic and operational objectives within a given time and space is known as a ________ ___________.

joint campaign


Joint Interagency, Intergovernmental, Multinational environment



A confrontation between national states or coalitions/alliances of nation states

traditional warfare


List key operational AF capabilities that are provided through airpower.

Strategic Attacks, Counter Air, Counter Land, Counter Sea, Combat Support, Airlift, Air Refueling, Special Operations, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.


Name fundamental concepts of traditional warfare.

-typically involves force on force mil operations in which adversaries employ conventional military capabilities.
-objectives may be to convince or coerce key military or political decision-makers, defeat armed forces, destroy war-making capacity, seize or retain territory in order to force a change.


Name fundamental concepts of irregular warfare.

-combatants are irregular military rather than regular forces
-may employ a full range of mil capabilities to erode power, influence, and will.
-will test resolve of a state and its strategic partners


Summarize how the AF capabilities of air, space, and cyberspace relate to and complement other USAF units or service capabilities.

-all operations require some sort of collaboration between units or services.
-the joint environment requires all units/services to work together to accomplish the mission
-without AF capabilities you would not have control of air, space, or cyberspace making it hard to accomplish any mission.