Flashcards in TA Terminology Deck (21)
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
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)
3. Definition of Target system
A diverse and synchronized apparatus that provides a specific product or service, often over a wide geographical area
4. What are the three examples of target system?
Bulk electrical power supply, bulk petroleum supply, and mass communications
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
6. Definition of target evaluation
The examination of targets to determine their military, economic or psychological importance and their relative priority of attack
7. What does CARVER stand for?
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
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
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
11. What is Recuperability?
A measure of the time required to replace, repair, or bypass the destruction or damage inflicted on the target
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
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)
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)
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
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
17. Definition of strategic target
Targets that are identified because their effect on nation’s economy, defense and capabilities
18. Definition of Tactical target
Targets that will have a direct impact on the military
19. Definition of Confidence target
Targets that may be destroyed or interdicted with a high rate of success
20. Definition of targets of opportunities
Targets which were not targeted and the success is with the attacking element