Functional understanding can be achieved by very specific or very general knowledge – rules about deep fires or rules about slowing one’s opponent – general is better!
Physical schemas are general concepts learned in the cradle and widely applicable to course of action analysis, and more.
HPKB and Capture the Flag understand courses of action via general knowledge, esp. physical schemas
Computer-based C2 tools for coalition planning could provide a lingua franca if they communicate in terms like physical schemas