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Definition/Scope: (FM 6-0) Authority is the delegated power to judge, act, or command. It includes responsibility, accountability, and delegation. Commanders use the art of command in applying authority as they decide (plan how to achieve the end state) and lead (direct their forces during preparation and execution).

Broader Terms:

political science

Narrower Terms:

approving authorities
combatant command
National Command Authority
operational control
tactical control
transfer of authority

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