Right, we're having a bit of a discussion at work about this: can any one help. I've been taught that the definitions are as follows: MLCOA - that COA likely to be chosen by the En when taking into account his displayed intent and current Orbat. MDCOA - that COA which offers the greatest risk to the En, again IAW his intent/capability, which also offers the greatest reward. The argument hinges around the latter - some of my oppo's think it means that COA that is most dangerous to friendly forces. Can anyone tell me where I can find the DCDC approved definitions? I've had a quick scout through JWP 2-00, but nothing seen. I've got access to DII (and if necessary DII(Secret)!) and Armynet if you want to PM me. many thanks in advance! Al Also posted in the Staff Officer's forum.