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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Stephen Bomar likened the deployment to that of an Oregon unit sent to Iraq in 2010, immediately after the United States downgraded its role in Iraq from combat to noncombat operations.
Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada has said the government will not ''simply extend'' the Maritime Self-Defense Force's noncombat operations in the Indian Ocean that have been in place for most of the time since 2001.
The book offers a generous selection of firsthand reports of aircrew members who suffered burns and injuries due to combat and noncombat operations; the ghastly details of these grisly accounts sober the reader to the realities of war.
Protected by the Australian and British forces, the GSDF troops have been engaged in noncombat operations such as medical, reconstruction and humanitarian assistance activities.