GLOSSARY

PART I--ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS


  AOR            area of responsibility 

AFMIC Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center

BW biological warfare

C2 command and control

C2W command and control warfare

C3 command, control, and communications

C4 command, control, communications, and computers

C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence

CBW chemical and biological warfare

CI counterintelligence

CINC commander in chief

CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

COA course of action

CPS collective protective shelter

CRD chemical reconnaissance detachments

CS US Riot Control Agent

CSS combat service support

CW chemical warfare

CWC Chemical Weapons Convention

CX Phosgene Oxime

DOD Department of Defense

DOE Department of Energy

EAP emergency action procedures

EEI essential elements information

EMP electromagnetic pulse

EOD explosive ordnance disposal

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

EPW enemy prisoners of war

EPW/CI enemy prisoners of war/civilian internees

FLOT forward line of own troops

FOUO for official use only

GA nerve agent TABUN

GB nerve agent SARIN

GD nerve agent SOMAN

HN host nation

HNS host nation support

HSS health services support

HUMINT human intelligence

IMINT imagery intelligence

IPSP intelligence priorities for strategic planning

J2 Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate

JFC Joint Force Commander

JMAO Joint Mortuary Affairs Office

JMC Joint Movement Center

JOPES Joint Operation Planning and Execution System

JSCP Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan

JTTP joint tactics, techniques, and procedures

JULLS Joint Universal Lessons Learned System

L Lewisite

MASINT measurement and signature intelligence

MOP memorandum of policy

MOPP mission oriented protective posture

MOU memorandum of understanding

MSR main supply route

MTF medical treatment facilities

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical

NBCCS NBC contamination survivability

NCA National Command Authorities

NEO noncombatant evacuation operations

NS nuclear survivability

OEG operational exposure guide

OPLAN operation plan

OPSEC operations security

OSINT open source intelligence

PUB publication

RCA riot control agent

ROE rules of engagement

SIGINT signals intelligence

SOF Special Operations Forces

SORTS Status of Resources and Training System

START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

TDY temporary duty

TECHINT technical intelligence

TPFDD time-phased force and deployment data

TTP Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

UCP unified command plan

UNAAF Unified Action Armed Forces

USCINCSOC United States Commander in Chief, Special Operations Command

USCINCTRANS United States Commander in Chief, Transportation Command

USSOCOM United States Special Operations Command

USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command

WMD weapons of mass destruction

GLOSSARY

PART II - TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

avoidance. Individual and/or unit measures taken to avoid or minimize nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks and reduce the effects of NBC hazards. (Approved for inclusion in the next edition of Joint Pub 1-02)

biological agent. A microorganism that causes disease in man, plants, or animals or causes the deterioration of materiel. (Joint Pub 1-02)

biological defense. The methods, plans, and procedures involved in establishing and executing defensive measures against attacks utilizing biological agents. (Joint Pub 1-02)

biological operation. Employment of biological agents to produce casualties in man or animals and damage to plants or materiel; or defense against such employment. (Joint Pub 1-02)

biological threat. A threat that consists of biological material planned to be deployed to produce casualties in personnel or animals and damage plants or other materiel. (Approved for inclusion in the next edition of Joint Pub 1-02)

campaign. A series of related military operations aimed at accomplishing a strategic or operational objective within a given time and space. (Joint Pub 1-02)

chemical agent. A chemical substance which is intended for use in military operations to kill, seriously injure, or incapacitate man through its physiological effects. Excluded from consideration are riot control agents, herbicides, smoke, and flame. (Joint Pub 1-02)

chemical ammunition. A type of ammunition, the filler of which is primarily a chemical agent. (Joint Pub 1-02)

chemical warfare. All aspects of military operations involving the employment of lethal and incapacitating munitions/agents and the warning and protective measures associated with such offensive operations. Since riot control agents and herbicides are not considered to be chemical warfare agents, those two items will be referred to separately or under the broader term "chemical," which will be used to include all types of chemical munitions/agents

collectively. The term "chemical warfare weapons" may be used when it is desired to reflect both lethal and incapacitating munitions/agents of either chemical or biological origin. Also called CW. (Joint Pub 1-02)

combatant command. One of the unified or specified commands established by the President. (Joint Pub 1-02)

combatant command (command authority). Nontransferable command authority established by title 10, United States Code, section 164, exercised only by commanders of unified or specified combatant commands. Combatant command (command authority) is the authority of a combatant commander to perform those functions of command over assigned forces involving organizing and employing commands and forces, assigning tasks, designating objectives, and giving authoritative direction over all aspects of military operations, joint training, and logistics necessary to accomplish the missions assigned to the command. Combatant command (command authority) should be exercised through the commanders of subordinate organizations; normally this authority is exercised through the Service component commander. Combatant command (command authority) provides full authority to organize and employ commands and forces as the CINC considers necessary to accomplish assigned missions. Also called COCOM. (Joint Pub 1-02)

combatant commander. A commander in chief of one of the unified or specified combatant commands established by the President. (Joint Pub 1-02)

contamination control. Procedures to avoid, reduce, remove, or render harmless, temporarily or permanently, nuclear, biological, and chemical contamination for the purpose of maintaining or enhancing the efficient conduct of military operations. (Approved for inclusion in the next edition of Joint Pub 1-02)

defoliating agent. A chemical that causes trees, shrubs, and other plants to shed their leaves prematurely. (Joint Pub 1-02)

herbicide. A chemical compound that will kill or damage plants. (Joint Pub 1-02)

host nation support. Civil and/or military assistance rendered by a nation to foreign forces within its territory during peacetime, times of crisis/emergencies, or war based upon agreements mutually concluded between nations. (Joint Pub 1-02)

joint force commander. A general term applied to a commander authorized to exercise combatant command (command authority) or operational control over a joint force. Also called JFC. (Joint Pub 1-02)

munitions. Materiels used in war, especially weapons and ammunition. (Approved for inclusion in the next edition of Joint Pub 1-02)

nonpersistent agent. A chemical agent that when released dissipates and/or loses its ability to cause casualties after 10 to 15 minutes. (Approved for inclusion in the next edition of Joint Pub 1-02)

nuclear, biological, and chemical capable nation. A nation that has the capability to produce and employ one or more types of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons across the full range of military operations and at any level of war in order to achieve political and military objectives. (Approved for inclusion in the next edition of Joint Pub 1-02)

persistent agent. A chemical agent that when released remains able to cause casualties for more than 24 hours to several days or weeks. (Approved for inclusion in the next edition of Joint Pub 1-02)

riot control agent. A chemical that produces temporary irritating or disabling effects when in contact with the eyes or when inhaled. (Joint Pub 1-02)

subordinate command. A command consisting of the commander and all those individuals, units, detachments, organizations, or installations that have been placed under the command by the authority establishing the subordinate command. (Joint Pub 1-02)


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