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Military Dictionary - Letter Group P

All official U.S. DoD military terms, and their definitions, beginning with the letter P.

  pace setter
  packaged forces
  packaged petroleum product
  packup kit
  palletized load system
  palletized load system flatrack
  palletized unit load
  panel code
  panoramic camera
  parachute deployment height
  parallel chains of command
  parallel sheaf
  parallel staff
  paramilitary forces
  pararescue team
  partial mission-capable
  partial mission-capable, maintenance
  partial mission-capable, supply
  partial mobilization
  partial storage monitoring
  partisan warfare
  part number
  passage of lines
  passenger mile
  passive air defense
  passive defense
  passive homing guidance
  passive mine
  pass time
  pathfinder drop zone control
  pathfinder landing zone control
  patient movement
  patient movement items
  patient movement requirements center
  pattern bombing
  pattern laying
  payload build-up (missile and space)
  payload integration (missile and space)
  payload (missile)
  peace building
  peace enforcement
  peace operations
  peacetime force materiel assets
  peacetime force materiel requirement
  peacetime materiel consumption and losses
  peacetime operating stocks
  peak overpressure
  pecuniary liability
  pencil beam
  penetration aids
  penetration (air traffic control)
  penetration (intelligence)
  percentage clearance
  perception management
  perils of the sea
  perimeter defense
  periodic intelligence summary
  period of interest
  perishable cargo
  perishable target
  permanent echo
  permissive action link
  permissive environment
  persistent agent
  persistent surveillance
  personal effects
  personal locator beacon
  personal property
  person authorized to direct disposition of human remains
  person eligible to receive effects
  person in custody
  personnel increment number
  personnel reaction time (nuclear)
  personnel recovery
  personnel security investigation
  perspective grid
  petroleum intersectional service
  petroleum, oils and lubricants
  phase line
  phases of military government
  phonetic alphabet
  phoney minefield
  photoflash bomb
  photoflash cartridge
  photogrammetric control
  photographic coverage
  photographic intelligence
  photographic interpretation
  photographic panorama
  photographic reading
  photographic scale
  photographic strip
  photo interpretation key
  photo nadir
  physical characteristics
  physical damage assessment
  physical security
  pictorial symbolization
  Pierson-Moskowitz scale
  pilotís trace
  pinpoint photograph
  pinpoint target
  pitch angle
  plan for landing
  plan identification number
  planimetric map
  plan information capability
  planned airlift requests
  planned target (nuclear)
  planned targets
  planning and direction
  planning directive
  planning factor
  planning factors database
  planning order
  planning phase
  plan position indicator
  plant equipment
  plastic zone
  platform drop
  point defense
  point designation grid
  point of no return
  point-to-point sealift
  poised mine
  polar coordinates
  polar orbit
  polar plot
  political intelligence
  political warfare
  politico-military gaming
  port capacity
  port complex
  port designator
  port evacuation of cargoes
  port evacuation of shipping
  port of debarkation
  port of embarkation
  port of support
  port operations group
  port security
  port support activity
  positional defense
  position defense
  positive control
  positive identification and radar advisory zone
  positive phase of the shock wave
  Posse Comitatus Act
  postattack period
  posthostilities period
  poststrike reconnaissance
  power projection
  PPI gauge
  practice mine
  prearranged fire
  preassault operation
  precautionary launch
  precautionary search and rescue and/or combat search and rescue
  precipitation static
  precise frequency
  precise time
  precision approach
  precision bombing
  precision-guided munitions
  precursor chemical
  precursor front
  precursor sweeping
  predicted fire
  predominant height
  preemptive attack
  prelanding operations
  pre-launch survivability
  preliminary communications search
  preliminary demolition target
  preliminary movement schedule
  preload loading
  premature dud
  preparation fire
  preplanned air support
  preplanned mission request
  preplanned nuclear support
  pre-positioned war reserve materiel requirement, balance
  pre-positioned war reserve materiel requirement, protectable
  pre-positioned war reserve requirement
  pre-positioned war reserve stock
  prescribed nuclear load
  prescribed nuclear stockage
  preset guidance
  Presidential Call-up
  Presidential Reserve Call-up
  pressure altitude
  pressure breathing
  pressure front
  pressure mine
  pressure mine circuit
  pressurized cabin
  prestrike reconnaissance
  prevention of mutual interference
  prevention of stripping equipment
  preventive deployment
  preventive diplomacy
  preventive maintenance
  preventive medicine
  preventive war
  prewithdrawal demolition target
  primary agency
  primary aircraft authorization
  primary aircraft inventory
  primary censorship
  primary control officer
  primary control ship
  primary flight control
  primary imagery dissemination
  primary imagery dissemination system
  primary interest
  primary review authority
  primed charge
  prime mover
  prime vendor
  principal building
  principal items
  principal officer
  principal operational interest
  principal parallel
  principal plane
  principal scale
  principal vertical
  printing size of a map or chart
  print reference
  priority designator
  priority intelligence requirement
  priority message
  priority national intelligence objectives
  priority of immediate mission requests
  prior permission
  prisoner of war
  prisoner of war branch camp
  prisoner of war camp
  prisoner of war censorship
  prisoner of war compound
  prisoner of war enclosure
  prisoner of war personnel record
  proactive measures
  proactive mine countermeasures
  probability of damage
  probable error
  probable error deflection
  probable error height of burst
  probable error range
  probably destroyed
  procedural control
  procedure turn
  procedure word
  processing and exploitation
  procurement lead time
  producer countries
  production base
  production lead time
  production logistics
  production loss appraisal
  proficiency training aircraft
  program aircraft
  Programmed Forces
  program of nuclear cooperation
  progress payment
  prohibited area
  projected map display
  projection print
  proliferation (nuclear weapons)
  prompt radiation
  propelled mine
  proper authority
  proper clearance
  property account
  proportional navigation
  protected emblems
  protected frequencies
  protected persons/places
  protected site
  protection of shipping
  protective clothing
  protective mask
  protective minefield
  proximity fuze
  pseudopursuit navigation
  psychological consolidation activities
  psychological operations
  psychological operations assessment team
  psychological operations impact indicators
  psychological operations support element
  public affairs
  public affairs assessment
  public affairs ground rules
  public affairs guidance
  public diplomacy
  public information
  public key infrastructure
  pull-up point
  pulse code
  pulse duration
  pulse repetition frequency
  purchase description
  purchase notice agreements
  purchasing office
  pyrotechnic delay