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operational approach

Definition/Scope: (JP 5-0) A description of the broad action the force must take to transform current conditions into those desired at end state. OLD VERSION (FM 3-0) The operational approach is the manner in which a commander contends with a center of gravity. There are two operational approaches: direct and indirect. NOTE: FM 3-0 has been superceded by ADP 3-0.

Broader Terms:

operational art

Narrower Terms:

Center Of Gravity
direct approach
indirect approach

Related Terms:

Center Of Gravity
decisive point
Defeat Mechanism
direct approach
end state
indirect approach
lines of effort
Lines Of Operation
operational reach
stability mechanism

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