Definition of after–action report
: a detailed critical summary or analysis of a past event (such as a military action) made for the purposes of re-assessing decisions and considering possible alternatives for future reference Prior to leaving Saigon for Honolulu, Harkins had requested and received from Vann a special after-action report on the July 20 engagement. — Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie, 1988 —called also after-action review
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