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Title:
Dictionary of military terms
Author:
United States. Department of Defense.
Edition:
[Revised and updated].
Publication Information:
London : Greenhill Books ; Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
493 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781853673863
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Fully revised and updated reference work on the language of modern war, providing definitions and explanations for more than 10,000 current military terms and abbreviations.


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Booklist Review

Compiled by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, this updated dictionary briefly defines more than 6,000 terms approved for use within the U.S. Department of Defense. One appendix lists the English version of all currently approved NATO-only terms; another lists more than 3,000 abbreviations and acronyms.


Library Journal Review

Containing over 10,000 terms and abbreviations used by the U.S. military, this official dictionary has been compiled by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. It also contains the latest approved NATO terms but does not extend to the Kosovo conflict. Most entries are fairly short, composed of about five or six sentences. This dictionary is meant largely for military personnel or those with a good knowledge of military matters; See also references are rare and used mostly with abbreviations. Furthermore, unlike other recently published military dictionaries, this work contains no bibliography or appendix of definitions that might aid the reader. Still, this is an authoritative source of U.S. military terms and will likely appeal to military specialists or researchers in military history.ÄMark E. Ellis, Albany State Univ., GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.