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theater of operations

Definition/Scope: A subarea within a theater of war defined by the geographic combatant commander required to conduct or support specific combat operations. Different theaters of operations within the same theater of war will normally be geographically separate and focused on different enemy forces. Theaters of operations are usually of significant size, allowing for operations over extended periods of time. The geographical area of operations for which an operational level commander has been assigned responsibil



Acronym:

TO

Broader Terms:

theater of war

Narrower Terms:

European theater of operations
Horn of Africa theater
intratheater
Pacific theater of operations
Southwest Asia theater of operations

Related Terms:

economy of force theater


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