By Hans Binnendijk, Patricj M. Cronin
This lexicon is inten ded as a device to he lp strip aw ay one resource of the endem ic miscommunication and friction that now plagues either infantrymen and civilians, governm ent and non-government, who plan, coordinate, and execute the advanced set of overlapping civil-military actions and projects th at have come to charact erize armed conflicts and their afterm ath. jointly often called complicated operations1, they call for, yet too usually lack, a feeling of universal goal and m utual knowing be tween a wide range of planne rs and practitioners, all of whom convey with them assorted organizati onal cultures, international visions, and operational methods. those disconnects can , and too frequently do, create conf usion, at tim es with tragic effects, either at the floor and between policy-m akers. a part of that confusion stem s from the generally various vocabulary utilized by those m any actors. each one association possesses their very own targeted terminology, completely transparent to them , yet foggy to others. even if phrases glance and sound customary they generally have really varied and occasionally alien meanings. someone who has attended an acronym and jargon -laced coordination assembly of m ilitary, civilian govt, and NGO representatives is aware the disappointment of attempting to interpret what's intended by means of phrases that experience many various connotations. it's in hopes of lessening this confusion that this lexicon has been compiled.