civil-military operations


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civil-military operations

The activities of a commander that establish, maintain,influence, or exploit relations between military forces, governmental and nongovernmental civilian organizations andauthorities, and the civilian populace in a friendly, neutral, or hostile operational area in order to facilitate military operations, to consolidate and achieve operational US objectives. Civil-military operations may include performance by military forces of activities and functions normally the responsibility of the local, regional, or national government. These activities mayoccur prior to, during, or subsequent to other military actions. They may also occur, if directed, in the absence of other military operations. Civil-military operations may be performed by designated civil affairs, by other military forces, or by a combination of civil affairs and other forces. Also called CMO. See also civil affairs; operation.
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5) Joint Publication 3-57, Civil-Military Operations, 11 September 2013.
Populations potentially receptive to civil-military operations or information operations.
However, the lack of support for and coordination with civil-military operations was noted.
94) Employment of these capable nongovernmental assets would normally occur through civil-military operations centers, along with civil affairs assets, so that crisis-response capabilities resident in civil society will be available to assist in stability operations.
His discussion is organized into sections on information content--psychological operations (PSYOP), deception (MILDEC), and operations security (OPSEC); information systems--electronic warfare (EW) and computer network operations (CNO); and related military capabilities--public affairs (PA), civil-military operations (CMO), and military support to public diplomacy (MSPD).
They are also supporting civil-military operations and humanitarian projects.
Graziano emphasized the successful civil-military operations of the unit, saying that the activities of the troops had "contributed much to enhancing the status of the UN in the region.
The Guard Soldiers bring a lot of experience in working with people to the table, which benefits them in their civil-military operations and humanitarian-assistance missions, as well as simple social interactions with the local people, said Maj.
security in the post-Cold War world, violated virtually every established principle of successful counterinsurgency, including minimal use of force, primacy of political responses, integrated civil-military operations, and separation of insurgents from the local population.
Krieg called access to information and collaboration among those who play a role in these missions "the lifeblood of military and civil-military operations.
Additionally, 1st Platoon was involved in joint patrols with local Iraqi police and intelligence personnel, initially focusing on the areas around civil-military operations centers (CMOC), and developing basic instructions to aid the Iraqis in reestablishing their own independent police forces.
forces in complex civil-military operations and to suggest ways to improve their performance.

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