Talk:Military operation

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New definitions[edit]

Some obvious problems with the new definition list:

  • "Battle" is conventionally used to refer to any cohesive armed engagement, from an encounter between two platoons to a multi-year operation involving several army groups. Certainly, for events before WWII, this is the only usage of the word that is encountered, and it supplants pretty much everything else.
  • "Campaign" generally means a series of battles (of whatever size); I've never seen a different definition used that paid attention to the size of the formations involved.
  • "Operation" is a very vague term that can mean anything from a bombing run to an entire war effort, depending on the context.

Beyond that, the other definitions don't seem to be coming from a reputable source; is there one that's just not cited, or are these original research? Kirill Lokshin 02:12, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Actually, it looks like the content has found its way to the war article, so the discussion is best continued there. Kirill Lokshin 03:10, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

A process[edit]

I added a process since an operation is obviously a process and not a random assembly of the varous activities described in the earlier version of the article.
I have done so from memory because I do not have a handy reference to hand just now to source the article, so would appreciate help. For the most part its a basic logical structure.--Mrg3105 (talk) 09:04, 19 December 2007 (UTC)