A military operation
is the coordinated military actions
of a state
, or a non-state actor
, in response to a developing situation. These actions are designed as a military plan
to resolve the situation in the state's favor. Operations may be of a combat
nature and are referred to by a code name
for the purpose of national security
. Military operations are often known for their more generally accepted common usage names than their actual operational objectives
Military operations can be classified by the scale and scope of force employment, and their impact on the wider conflict. The scope of military operations can be:
The operational level of war occupies roughly the middle ground between the campaign's strategic focus and the tactics of an engagement. It describes "a distinct intermediate level of war between military strategy, governing war in general, and tactics, involving individual battles". For example, during World War II, the concept applied to use of Soviet Tank Armies.
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