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.
Narrower Terms:Information Management
Related Terms:Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance