This lexicon is inten ded as a device to he lp strip aw ay one resource of the endem ic miscommunication and friction that now plagues either infantrymen and civilians, governm ent and non-government, who plan, coordinate, and execute the complicated set of overlapping civil-military actions and initiatives th at have come to charact erize armed conflicts and their afterm ath. jointly often called advanced operations1, they call for, yet too usually lack, a feeling of universal function and m utual realizing be tween a big selection of planne rs and practitioners, all of whom deliver with them varied organizati onal cultures, international visions, and operational techniques. those disconnects can , and too usually do, create conf usion, at tim es with tragic effects, either at the flooring and between policy-m akers. a part of that confusion stem s from the commonly diverse vocabulary utilized by those m any actors. each one association possesses their very own special terminology, completely transparent to them , yet foggy to others. even if phrases glance and sound common they typically have rather diverse and occasionally alien meanings. someone who has attended an acronym and jargon -laced coordination assembly of m ilitary, civilian executive, and NGO representatives understands the disappointment of attempting to interpret what's intended by way of phrases that experience many alternative connotations. it's in hopes of lessening this confusion that this lexicon has been compiled.
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