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In personnel recovery, actions taken to physically gain custody of isolated personnel and return them to friendly control.

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essential elements of friendly information

Key questions likely to be asked by adversary officials and intelligence systems about specific friendly intentions, capabilities, and activities, so they can obtain answers critical to their operational effectiveness.

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information operations

The integrated employment, during military operations, of information-related capabilities in concert with other lines of operation to influence, disrupt, corrupt, or usurp the decision-making of adversaries and potential adversaries while protecting our own.

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joint operations area forecast

The official baseline meteorological and oceanographic forecast for operational planning and mission execution within the joint operations area.

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When applied to materiel, items that form an integral part of the aircraft.

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