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DOD Dictionary of Military Terms

DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Available as PDF, XML, and online version with browse and search function.

Language: English

No. of terms:  6000

Description: Most comprehensive dictionary and your place to start looking up military terms. This publication supplements standard English-language dictionaries with terminology for military and associated use.

The DOD Dictionary is managed by the Joint Education and Doctrine Division, J-7, Joint Staff. All approved joint definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms 08 November 2010, as amended through 15 August 2011.

Example Term: obstacle intelligence
(DOD) Those collection efforts to detect the presence of enemy and natural obstacles, determine their types and dimensions, and provide the necessary information to plan appropriate combined arms breaching, clearance, or bypass operations to negate the impact on the friendly scheme of maneuver. Also called OBSTINT.
Source: JP 3-15

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Keywords: DOD terms, Military Terms, DOD, Department of Defense Dictionary

Quote as: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 08 November 2010, as amended through 15 August 2011.

Note – the DOD Dictionary is in the public domain.

EDA Acronyms

European Defence Agency Acronyms Note: available only in PDF format.
You can find an online version with easy look up and browse function at:

Language: English

No. of terms: 726

Description: Military Acronyms in use by the European Defence Agency.

“The European Defence Agency has been created to help EU Member States develop their defence capabilities for crisis-management operations under the European Security and Defence Policy.”

Example Terms:
AGARD … Advisory Group for Aerospace Research & Development
GAERC … General Affairs & External Relations Council
TBMD … Theatre (Tactical) Ballistic Missile Defence

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Keywords: List of EDA Acronyms, Military Acronyms, European Defence Agency, EDA

Quote as: List of EDA Acronyms © 2005-2008 European Defence Agency.

Glossary of UN Peacekeeping Terms

Glossary of UN Peacekeeping Terms

Several hundreds terms, last update 1998.

Over the years the UN has developed a distinctive way of describing aspects of peacekeeping. The following glossary contains a brief compilation of terms used in missions around the world. Although there is no official document defining terms used in the mission, these terms are the most frequently used.

Example term: air tasking order

ATO [1. military operations: daily list of missions which includes take-off and landing times, air refueling tracks, the quantity of fuel to be transferred, altitudes to be flown as well as assigned targets; one is posted in the squadron room while a more detailed one is given to the aircrew; 2. movement control: form detailing a flight itinerary (location, ETD and ETA), cargo information (dimensions, weight, number of pieces) and passenger information (UNID, rank and name, etc.)]

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