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target area of interest

Definition/Scope: (JP 2-01.3) The geographical area where high-value targets can be acquired and engaged by friendly forces. Not all target areas of interest will form part of the friendly course of action; only target areas of interest associated with high priority targets are of interest to the staff. These are identified during staff planning and wargaming. Target areas of interest differ from engagement areas in degree. Engagement areas plan for the use of all available weapons; target areas of interest might be engaged by a single weapon. OLD VERSION The geographical area where high value targets can be acquired and engaged by friendly forces. TAIs differ from engagement areas in degree. Engagement areas plan for the use of all available weapons; TAIs might be engaged by a single weapon.



Used For:

targeted areas of interest

Acronym:

TAI

Broader Terms:

area of interest
G-2
IED counter-tactics
IED detection
Intelligence Community
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
targeting

Narrower Terms:

High-Payoff Target
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
mission analysis
Mission enemy terrain troops time available and civil considerations
tactics, techniques, and procedures

Related Terms:

decision points
engagement areas
high priority target
named area of interest
OCOKA
reconnaissance and surveillance plans
targeting
terrain analysis


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