Definition/Scope: (AR 381-11)The sum of the potential strengths, capabilities, and strategic objectives of any adversary that can limit or negate U.S. mission accomplishment or reduce force, system, or equipment effectiveness. It does not include natural/environmental factors affecting the ability of the system to function or mission accomplishment; mechanical/component failure affecting mission accomplishment; or program issues related to budgeting, restructuring, or cancellation of the program. (FM 3-0) Threats are nation-states, organizations, people, groups, or conditions that can damage or destroy life, vital resources, or institutions.
Used For:credible threat
Broader Terms:crisis management
Narrower Terms:air threat