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emission security

The component of communications security that results from all measures taken to deny unauthorized persons information of value that might be derived from intercept and analysis of compromising emanations from crypto-equipment and telecommunications systems.

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catastrophic event

Any natural or man-made incident, including terrorism, which results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the population, infrastructure, environment, economy, national morale, and/or government functions.

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landing area

Any specially prepared or selected surface of land, water, or deck designated or used for takeoff and landing of aircraft.

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space capability

The ability of a terrestrial-based asset to accomplish a mission in or through space.

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priority intelligence requirement

An intelligence requirement, stated as a priority for intelligence support, that the commander and staff need to understand the adversary or other aspects of the operational environment.

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