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Doctrine mostly. Detailed definitions are in doctrine

Elements of Operational Design (JP 5-0)

1. Termination
2. Military end state
3. Objective
4. Effects
5. Center of gravity
6. Decisive point
7. Lines of operations and lines of effort
8. Direct and indirect approach
9. Anticipation
10. Operational reach
11. Culmination
12. Arranging operations
13. Force and functions

Elements of Operational Art (ADRP 5-0)

* means common with Elements of Op Design
1. End state and conditions
2. Center of gravity*
3. Decisive points*
4. Lines of operations and lines of effort*
5. Operational reach*
6. Basing
7. Tempo
8. Phasing and transitions
9. Culmination*
10. Risk

Principles of Joint Operations (JP 3-0)

Objective
Offensive
Mass
Maneuver
Economy of force
Unity of command
Security
Surprise
Simplicity
Restraint
Perseverance
Legitimacy

Tenets of ULO

 Flexibility.
 Integration.
 Lethality.
 Adaptability.
 Depth.
 Synchronization.

Characteristics of offense (ADRP 3-90)

 SURPRISE
 CONCENTRATION
 TEMPO
 AUDACITY

OFFENSIVE TASKS (ADRP 3-90)

 MOVEMENT TO CONTACT
 ATTACK
 Ambush, Counterattack,
Demonstration, Spoiling
Attack, Feint, and Raid
 EXPLOITATION
 PURSUIT

FORMS OF MANEUVER (ADRP 3-90)

 ENVELOPMENT
 FLANK ATTACK
 FRONTAL ATTACK
 INFILTRATION
 PENETRATION
 TURNING MOVEMENT

Characteristics of Defense (ADRP 3-90)

 DISRUPTION
 FLEXIBILITY
 MANEUVER
 MASS AND CONCENTRATION
 OPERATIONS IN DEPTH
 PREPARATION
 SECURITY

DEFENSIVE TASKS (ADRP 3-90)

 AREA DEFENSE
 MOBILE DEFENSE
 RETROGRADE

STABILITY PRINCIPLES (ADP 3-07)

 Conflict Transformation
 Unity of Effort and Unity of Purpose
 Legitimacy and Host-Nation
Ownership
 Building Partner Capacity

PRIMARY STABILITY TASKS (ADP 3-07)

 Establish Civil Security
 Establish Civil Control
 Restore Essential Services
 Provide Support to Governance
 Provide Support to Economic and
Infrastructure Development

Forms Of Recon (FM 3-20.6)

ROUTE RECONNIASSANCE
AREA RECONNAISSANCE
ZONE RECONNAISSANCE
RECONNAISSANCE IN FORCE

FUNDAMENTALS of recon (FM 3-20.96)

 Ensure Continuous Reconnaissance
 Do Not Keep Reconnaissance Assets In
Reserve
 Orient On the Reconnaissance Objective
 Report All Information Rapidly And
Accurately
 Retain Freedom of Maneuver
 Gain And Maintain Enemy Contact With
the Smallest Element Possible
 Develop the Situation

Forms of Security (FM 3-20.96)

 SCREEN
 GUARD
 COVER
 AREA SECURITY (INCLUDING ROUTE
AND CONVOY)
 LOCAL SECURITY

Fundamentals of security (FM3-20.96)

Provide Early and Accurate Warning
 Provide Reaction Time and Maneuver
Space
Orient on the Force, Area, Or Facility to
be Protected
 Perform Continuous Reconnaissance
 Maintain Threat Contact

Principles of Mission Command

 Build cohesive teams through mutual trust.
 Create shared understanding.
 Provide a clear commander's intent.
 Exercise disciplined initiative.
 Use mission orders.
 Accept prudent risk.

Joint Phasing

Phase 0-Shape
Phase 1-Deter
Phase 2-Seize Initiative
Phase 3-Dominate
Phase 4-Stabilize
Phase 5-Enable Civil authority

Properties of a complex system

1. openness
2. purposefulness
3. multidimensionality
4. emergent property
5. counter intuitive behavior

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