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force multiplier

Definition/Scope: Support and subsidiary means that significantly increase the relative combat strength (power) of a force while actual force ratios remain constant. Examples are: economizing in one area to mass in another; leadership; unit morale; surprise; deception; battlefield information; camouflage; electronic warfare; psychological operations; and terrain reinforcement.

Used For:

combat multipliers

Broader Terms:

force management

Narrower Terms:

Contracting Officer's Representative

Related Terms:

combat power
combined arms teams

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