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1. Definition of Target

Target is anything of military, economic, political, or psychological value that has been nominated or validated to be attacked for purpose of destruction, degradation, removal or surveillance

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2. Definition of Target Complex

Major element of a target subsystem. A complex consist of related facilities in activities that are located in the same general vicinity. (i.e port, Airfields, generating plants, etc)

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3. Definition of Target system

A diverse and synchronized apparatus that provides a specific product or service, often over a wide geographical area

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4. What are the three examples of target system?

Bulk electrical power supply, bulk petroleum supply, and mass communications

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5. Definition of target acquisition

Part of combat intelligence. Identification and locations of targets for the purpose of the evaluation, analysis, and employment of unconventional forces for target destruction

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6. Definition of target evaluation

The examination of targets to determine their military, economic or psychological importance and their relative priority of attack

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7. What does CARVER stand for?

Criticality
Accessibility
Recuperability
Vulnerability
Effect
Recognizability

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8. What is criticality?

the target value. A target is critical when its destruction or damage has a significant impact on the output of the targeted system

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9. What is Accessibility?

The ease with target can be reached, either physically or by fire. A target is accessible when an action element can physically infiltrate the target, or can be hit by direct or indirect fire

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10. What needs to be considered when evaluating accessibility?

The use of standoff weapon should always be considered. Survivability of the attacker is usually most closely correlated to ta target’s accessibility

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11. What is Recuperability?

A measure of the time required to replace, repair, or bypass the destruction or damage inflicted on the target

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12. What factors influence the recuperability?

a) Sources and age of the targeted components
b) Availability of spare parts
c) Existence of economic embargoes
d) Technical resources of the enemy nation

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13. What is Vulnerability?

A measure of the ability of the action element to damage the target using available asset (both material and human asset)

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14. What factors influence the Vulnerability?

a) The nature and construction of the target
b) The amount of damage required
c) Availability of asset (manpower, equipment, transportation, and etc)

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15. What is effect on the population?

Positive or negative influence on the population as a result of the action take. Effect considers public reaction in the vicinity of the target. Consider the domestic, and international reaction as well

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16. What is recognizability?

The degree to which a target can be recognized under varying weather, light, and seasonal conditions without confusion with other target

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17. Definition of strategic target

Targets that are identified because their effect on nation’s economy, defense and capabilities

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18. Definition of Tactical target

Targets that will have a direct impact on the military

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19. Definition of Confidence target

Targets that may be destroyed or interdicted with a high rate of success

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20. Definition of targets of opportunities

Targets which were not targeted and the success is with the attacking element

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21. Definition of Interdiction

To destroy, Cut, damage, stop or hamper an enemy’s support system with the use of explosives or small arms fire