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net explosive weight

The total weight of all explosives substances (i.e., high explosive weight, propellant weight, and pyrotechnic weight) in the ammunition or explosive, expressed in pounds, used for transportation purposes.

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naval gunfire support

Fire provided by Navy surface gun systems in support of a unit or units tasked with achieving the commander's objectives. A subset of naval surface fire support.

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undersea warfare

Military operations conducted to establish and maintain control of the undersea portion of the maritime domain.

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Army support area

The specific support area for a theater Army that is outside of a division or corps's operational area established primarily for the positioning, employment, and protection of theater support units; and where the majority of the sustaining operations occur.

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emergency authority

A Federal military commander’s authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances because (1) such activities are necessary to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order or (2) duly constituted Federal, state, or local authorities are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for Federal property or Federal governmental functions.

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