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Offline Lumber

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Fires vs Strikes
« on: November 01, 2018, 11:46:43 »
What the heck is the difference between "Fires" and "Strikes"?

Take, for example, the terms Fire Support and Strike Missions. What the difference?
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Re: Fires vs Strikes
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 14:46:01 »
From DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (it was quicker and easier to find US pubs online)

fires — The use of weapon systems or other actions to create specific lethal or nonlethal effects on a target.

strike — An attack to damage or destroy an objective or a capability.
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