AJAX progress indicator
  • A2/AD
    anti-access/area-denial
  • AAV
    Amphibious Assault Vehicle
  • ABM
    Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis
  • ACV
    Amphibious Combat Vehicle
  • ADIZ
    Air Defense Identification Zone
  • AEHF
    Advanced Extremely High Frequency (satellite system)
  • AEW
    airborne early warning
  • AFAFRICA
    U.S. Air Forces Africa
  • AFP
    Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • AFRICOM
    U.S. Africa Command
  • AFSOC
    U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command
  • AIP
    Air Independent Propulsion
  • AIT
    American Institute in Taiwan
  • AMDR
    Air and Missile Defense Radar
  • AMPV
    Armored Multipurpose Vehicle
  • AN/TPY-2
    Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance
  • ANSF
    Afghan National Security Forces
  • ANZUS
    Australia–New Zealand–U.S. Security Treaty
  • AOR
    area of responsibility
  • APC
    armored personnel carrier
  • AQAP
    al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
  • AQI
    al-Qaeda in Iraq
  • AQIM
    al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
  • ARG
    amphibious ready group
  • ASBM
    Anti-ship ballistic missile
  • ASEAN
    Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • ASUW
    anti-surface warfare
  • ASW
    Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • AUSMIN
    Australia–United States Ministerial
  • AW
    air warfare
  • BCA
    Budget Control Act of 2011
  • BCT
    brigade combat team
  • BDCA
    border defense cooperation agreement
  • BJP
    Bharatiya Janata Party
  • BMD
    ballistic missile defense
  • BUR
    Bottom-Up Review
  • C2
    command and control
  • C4ISR
    command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
  • CA
    civil affairs
  • CAB
    combat aviation brigade
  • CCT
    Combat Controller
  • CELAC
    Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
  • CENTCOM
    U.S. Central Command
  • CFC
    Combined Forces Command (South Korea–U.S.)
  • CIA
    Central Intelligence Agency
  • CJTF–HOA
    Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa
  • CLF
    Combat Logistics Force
  • CMT
    Combat Mission Team
  • COCOM
    Combatant Command
  • CONUS
    continental United States
  • CPMIEC
    China Precision Machinery Import–Export Corporation
  • CPT
    Cyber Protection Team
  • CSF
    coalition support funds
  • CSG
    carrier strike group
  • CSO
    Critical Skills Operator
  • CT
    Counterterrorism
  • CTC
    Combat Training Centers
  • CVW
    carrier air wing
  • CW
    chemical warfare
  • CYBERCOM
    U.S. Cyber Command
  • D2D
    deployment-to-dwell
  • DA-KKV
    direct-ascent kinetic-kill vehicle
  • DDOS
    distributed denial of service
  • DDPR
    Deterrence and Defense Posture Review
  • DMZ
    demilitarized zone
  • DNI
    Director of National Intelligence
  • DOD
    U.S. Department of Defense
  • DOE
    U.S. Department of Energy
  • DOS
    denial of service
  • DPRK
    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  • DSG
    Defense Strategic Guidance
  • DSR
    Defense Strategic Review
  • EDCA
    Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement
  • EEZ
    exclusive economic zone
  • EFV
    Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
  • EMD
    engineering and manufacturing development
  • EMP
    electromagnetic pulse
  • EOD
    explosive ordinance disposal
  • ESG
    Expeditionary Strike Group
  • EUCOM
    U.S. European Command
  • EW
    electronic warfare
  • FATA
    Federally Administered Tribal Areas
  • FCS
    Future Combat Systems
  • FTA
    free trade agreement
  • GAO
    Government Accountability Office
  • GCC
    geographic combatant commander
  • GCV
    Ground Combat Vehicle
  • GDP
    gross domestic product
  • GEO
    geosynchronous orbit
  • GFMAP
    Global Force Management Allocation Plan
  • GPF
    general purpose forces
  • GPS
    Global Positioning System
  • HA/DR
    humanitarian assistance/disaster relief
  • HEO
    highly elliptical orbit
  • HMMWV
    High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
  • HVE
    homegrown violent extremist
  • ICBM
    intercontinental ballistic missile
  • ICS
    industrial control systems
  • IDF
    Israel Defense Forces
  • IED
    improvised explosive device
  • IFV
    infantry fighting vehicle
  • IMF
    International Monetary Fund
  • INEW
    Integrated Network Electronic Warfare
  • INF
    Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (treaty)
  • IOC
    initial operating capability
  • IRGC
    Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
  • ISAF
    International Security Assistance Force
  • ISIL
    Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
  • ISIS
    Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
  • ISR
    intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
  • JeM
    Jaish-e-Mohammed
  • JLTV
    Joint Light Tactical Vehicle
  • JOAC
    Joint Operational Access Concept
  • JSF
    Joint Strike Fighter (F-35 Lightning II)
  • JSOC
    Joint Special Operations Command
  • JSTAR
    Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System
  • JTF North
    Joint Task Force North
  • JuD
    Jamaat-ud-Dawa
  • KATUSA
    Korean Augmentees to the United States Army
  • LAC
    Line of Actual Control
  • LAF
    Lebanese Armed Forces
  • LAV
    Light Armored Vehicle
  • LCAC
    Landing Craft Air Cushion Vehicle
  • LCS
    littoral combat ship
  • LHA
    landing helicopter assault (amphibious ship)
  • LHD
    landing helicopter dock (amphibious ship)
  • LNG
    liquefied natural gas
  • LoC
    Line of Control
  • LPD
    landing platform/dock or amphibious transport dock (amphibious ship)
  • LRA
    Lord’s Resistance Army
  • LRIP
    Low Rate Initial Production
  • LRS-B
    Long-Range Strike Bomber
  • LSD
    landing ship, dock (amphibious ship)
  • MAGTF
    Marine Air–Ground Task Force
  • MANPADS
    man-portable air defense systems
  • MARCENT
    U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command
  • MARFORAF
    U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa
  • MARFOREUR
    U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa
  • MARFORPAC
    U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific
  • MARSOC
    U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command
  • MCM
    mine countermeasure (ship)
  • MCMV
    mine countermeasure vessel (ship)
  • MCO
    major combat operation (see MRC, MTW)
  • MDAP
    Major Defense Acquisition Program
  • MEB
    Marine Expeditionary Brigade
  • MEF
    Marine Expeditionary Force
  • MISO
    Military Information Special Operations
  • MNLA
    National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad
  • MNLF
    Moro National Liberation Front
  • MNNA
    major non-NATO ally
  • MOJWA
    Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa
  • MPC
    Marine Personnel Carrier
  • MPS
    Maritime Prepositioning Ships
  • MRAP
    Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (vehicle)
  • MRBM
    medium-range ballistic missile
  • MRC
    major regional conflict (see MTW, MCO)
  • MTW
    major theater war (see MCO, MRC)
  • NAP
    National Action Plan
  • NATO
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NAVAF
    U.S. Naval Forces Africa
  • NAVEUR
    U.S. Naval Forces Europe
  • NDAA
    National Defense Authorization Act
  • NDN
    Northern Distribution Network
  • NDP
    National Defense Panel
  • New START
    New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
  • NNSA
    National Nuclear Security Administration
  • NPR
    Nuclear Posture Review
  • NPRIS
    Nuclear Posture Review Implementation Study
  • NSR
    Northern Sea Route
  • NSWC
    Naval Special Warfare Command
  • OAS
    Organization of American States
  • OCO
    overseas contingency operations
  • OEF
    Operation Enduring Freedom
  • OIF
    Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • ONA
    Office of Net Assessment
  • OPCON
    operational control
  • PACAF
    U.S. Pacific Air Forces
  • PACFLT
    U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • PACOM
    U.S. Pacific Command
  • PAF
    Philippine Air Force
  • PDD–15
    Presidential Decision Directive–15
  • PKO
    peacekeeping operation
  • PLA
    People’s Liberation Army
  • PLAAF
    People’s Liberation Army Air Force
  • PLFP
    Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • PLFP–GC
    Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command
  • PLO
    Palestine Liberation Organization
  • PNI
    Presidential Nuclear Initiative
  • PNT
    positioning, navigation, and timing
  • PRC
    People’s Republic of China
  • PRT
    Provisional Reconstruction Team
  • PSA
    Port of Singapore Authority
  • PSF
    Peninsula Shield Force
  • QDR
    Quadrennial Defense Review
  • QNSTR
    Quadrennial National Security Threats and Trends
  • RAF
    Royal Air Force
  • RCOH
    refueling and complex overhaul (nuclear-powered ship)
  • RDJTF
    Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force
  • RFP
    Request for Proposals
  • ROK
    Republic of Korea (South Korea)
  • RP
    Republic of the Philippines
  • SAARC
    South Asia Association of Regional Cooperation
  • SAM
    surface-to-air missile
  • SAR
    search and rescue
  • SBIRS
    Space-Based Infrared System (satellite system)
  • SCN
    Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy (budget category)
  • SEAL
    Sea Air Land operator (Navy)
  • SEATO
    Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SFA
    Strategic Framework Agreement
  • SIGINT
    signals intelligence
  • SLBM
    submarine-launched ballistic missile
  • SMU
    special mission unit
  • SOCAFRICA
    U.S. Special Operations Command Africa
  • SOCCENT
    U.S. Special Operations Command Central
  • SOCEUR
    U.S. Special Operations Command Europe
  • SOCPAC
    U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific
  • SOF
    U.S. Special Operations Forces
  • SOP
    Standard Operating Procedure
  • SOTFE
    Support Operations Task Force Europe
  • SPE
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • SPMAGTF
    Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force
  • SRBM
    short-range ballistic missile
  • SSBN
    ballistic missile submarine, nuclear-powered
  • SSGN
    guided missile submarine, nuclear-powered
  • SSN
    attack submarine, nuclear-powered
  • SSP
    Stockpile Stewardship Program
  • STRATCOM
    U.S. Strategic Command
  • SUW
    surface warfare
  • TACAIR
    tactical air
  • TAI
    total active inventory
  • TANAP
    Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline
  • TAP
    Trans-Adriatic Pipeline
  • TCO
    transnational criminal organization
  • TLAM/N
    Tomahawk Land Attack Missile/Nuclear
  • TNW
    tactical nuclear weapon
  • TPP
    Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • TRA
    Taiwan Relations Act
  • TRANSCOM
    U.S. Transportation Command
  • TSOC
    Theater Special Operations Command
  • TTP
    Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan
  • UAE
    United Arab Emirates
  • UAV
    unmanned aerial vehicle
  • UCLASS
    Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike
  • UNASUR
    Unión de Naciones Suramericanas (Union of South American Nations)
  • UNC
    United Nations Council
  • USAF
    U.S. Air Force
  • USAFCENT
    U.S. Air Forces Central
  • USAFE
    U.S. Air Forces Europe
  • USARAF
    U.S. Army Africa
  • USARCENT
    U.S. Army Central
  • USAREUR
    U.S. Army Europe
  • USARPAC
    U.S. Army Pacific
  • USASOC
    U.S. Army Special Operations Command
  • USFJ
    U.S. Forces Japan
  • USFK
    U.S. Forces Korea
  • USNAVCENT
    U.S. Naval Forces Central
  • USNORTHCOM
    U.S. Northern Command
  • USSOCOM
    U.S. Special Operations Command
  • USSOUTHCOM
    U.S. Southern Command
  • USW
    undersea warfare
  • VLS
    vertical launching system
  • WGS
    Wideband Global SATCOM (satellite system)
  • WMD
    weapons of mass destruction
  • WWTA
    Worldwide Threat Assessment