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|Noun||1.||military operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"|
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
combined operation - a military operation carried out cooperatively by two or more allied nations or a military operation carried out by coordination of sea, land, and air forces
military campaign, campaign - several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
naval campaign - an operation conducted primarily by naval forces in order to gain or extend or maintain control of the sea
military mission, mission - an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the planes were on a bombing mission"
reinforcement, reenforcement, support - a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support"
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
peacekeeping, peacekeeping mission, peacekeeping operation - the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
amphibious operation - a military operation by both land and sea forces
information gathering - the act of collecting information
psychological operation, psyop - military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
covert operation - an intelligence operation so planned as to permit plausible denial by the sponsor