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.
- 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)
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)