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Military Dictionary (Letter Group K)


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


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The basic date for the introduction of a convoy system on any particular convoy lane. See also D-day; M-day.
Any Reservist identified by his or her employer, private or public, as filling a key position.
A register of selected command installations and industrial facilities of primary importance to the support of military operations or military production programs. It is prepared under the policy direction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
(*) A concentrated site or installation, the destruction or capture of which would seriously affect the war effort or the success of operations.
A civilian position, public or private (designated by the employer and approved by the Secretary concerned), that cannot be vacated during war or national emergency.
(*) Any locality, or area, the seizure or retention of which affords a marked advantage to either combatant. See also vital ground.
Joint doctrine publications that establish the doctrinal foundation for a series of joint publications in the hierarchy of joint publications. Keystone publications are provided for joint personnel support, intelligence support, operations, logistic support, plans, and command, control, communications, and computer systems support series publications. See also above-the-line publications; below-the-line publications; capstone publications; joint publication. (CJCSI 5120.02)
A three-dimensional area reference that enables timely, effective coordination and control and facilitates rapid attacks. (JP 3-60)
(*) A measure of the probability of destroying a target.
A casualty category applicable to a hostile casualty, other than the victim of a terrorist activity, who is killed outright or who dies as a result of wounds or other injuries before reaching a medical treatment facility. Also called KIA. See also casualty category.
An area in which a commander plans to force the enemy to concentrate so as to be destroyed with conventional weapons or the tactical employment of nuclear weapons.
(*) A nuclear weapon, the yield of which is measured in terms of thousands of tons of trinitrotoluene explosive equivalents, producing yields from 1 to 999 kilotons. See also megaton weapon; nominal weapon; subkiloton weapon.
(*) In naval mine warfare, a device which when towed, submerges and planes at a predetermined level without sideways displacement.
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