Exploitation Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org


1.) Taking full advantage of any information that has come to hand for tactical, operational, or strategic purposes.

2.) An offensive operation that usually follows a successful attack and is designed to disorganize the enemy in depth.

3.) Taking full advantage of success in military operations, following up initial gains, and making permanent the temporary effects already created.

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In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: intelligence


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 2-01.3: Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment, updated May 2014

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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