Glossary of Terminology
Used in Afghanistan
The military community uses a multitude and
variety of acronyms, terms, phrases, and expressions in its vocabulary. This is
especially true in the Afghan theater of operations. Some terms, phases,
and words are formal in nature while others are derived from common usage.
This glossary is intended to assist those new to the Afghan theater or
others unfamiliar with terminology or slang used by those working or
serving in Afghanistan.
To search for the term, acronym or phrase
click on the first letter of the word below.
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N | O | P | Q | R |
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X | Y | Z
The definitions provided in this Afghan War
Glossary are from many different sources to include publications,
documents, and personal knowledge. In some instances, there are several
definitions or meanings to a word or phrase.
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Other Afghan & Military Glossaries
Foreign Terms in The Kite Runner.A Good Read!, Miami Dade College.
A to Z Glossary. By Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU). A glossary of Afghan government and international non-government organizations.
www.areu.org.af/ContentDetails.aspx? . . . A-Z.. Glossary
Glossary. Human Rights Watch.
Afghanistan Glossary. By Royal Ark.
Special Operations Glossary
NATO Alphabetical Index - NATO A-Z