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fog of war

Definition/Scope: (FM 6-0) "Fog of war" term is that area of information that combines friction, chance, and uncertainty. The key sources of "fog" or uncertainty are: inadequate or poor quality information; misinterpretation of information; conflicting information or choices; too much information. The ways to cope with the "fog of war" include: collect and improve quality of information, use assumptions, reason analytically, and forestall or preempt.

Broader Terms:

Knowledge Management

Narrower Terms:

Information Management
situational awareness

Related Terms:

Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Liaison Officer
Military DecisionMaking Process
operational theme

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