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Doctrine mostly. Detailed definitions are in doctrine
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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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