military operations other than war

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military operations other than war

Operations that encompass the use of military capabilities across the range of military operations short of war. These military actions can be applied to complement any combination of the other instruments of national power and occur before, during, and after war. Also called MOOTW.
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Protected by the Australian and British forces, the GSDF troops have been engaged in noncombat operations such as medical, reconstruction and humanitarian assistance activities.
As noncombat operations increase, more opportunities arise for naval personnel to serve ashore.