Civil Affairs Operations Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
civil affairs operations
1.) Actions planned, executed, and assessed by civil affairs forces that enhance awareness of and manage the interaction with the civil component of the operational environment; identify and mitigate underlying causes of instability within civil society; or involve the application of functional specialty skills normally the responsibility of civil government.
- also called CAO
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Term Classification: operations
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 3-57: Civil-Military Operations, updated September 2013 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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