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Title: EBO Defined

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Effects-Based Operations

Voice: EBO is not employed as much as expected, because the concept is not well understood. To understand EBO you must first understand effects.

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Effects
refer to the full range of outcomes, events, or consequences of actions which can be derived from any instrument of national power: economic, military, diplomatic, or information. Effects occur across the spectrum of conflict, from peace to major theater war, and at all levels from the strategic down to the tactical

Voice: Effects refer to the full range of outcomes, events, or consequences of actions, which can be derived from any instrument of national power whether economic, military, diplomatic, or information. Effects can occur at any point across the spectrum of conflict from peace to major theater war and at all levels from the strategic down to the tactical.

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Effects-Based Operations
actions designed to produce specific effects that directly contribute to attainment of desired objectives

Voice: Effects-based operations involve actions designed to achieve specific effects that contribute directly to the attainment of desired objectives.

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