fog of war

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Calque of German Nebel des Krieges, an expression coined by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz.

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fog of war (plural fogs of war)

  1. The uncertainty in situational awareness experienced by participants in military operations.
  2. (video games) The shrouded concealment of enemy activity outside of areas observable by a player's forces.

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