U.S. Dept., of Defence, 1st Eng. ed. 1987. 399 pp. D.j., 25 x 19cm. FINE. This authoritative Dictionary of Military Terms has been compiled by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, for mandatory use in the US military establishment. It provides definitions and explanations, with cross-references, of more than 6,000 current military and associated terms. The dictionary incorporates both NATO and Inter-American Defence Board (Latin American) terminology. Thus it is an essential work of reference, bringing together the official terminology of the three English-language defence organizations. It is an indispensable reference for understanding the increasingly diverse and sophisticated language used for modern defence subjects.