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area damage control

Measures taken before, during, or after hostile action or natural or manmade disasters, to reduce the probability of damage and minimize its effects.

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salvage

The saving or rescuing of condemned, discarded, or abandoned property, and of materials contained therein for reuse, refabrication, or scrapping.

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covering fire

Fire used to protect troops when they are within range of enemy small arms.

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defensive space control

Operations conducted to preserve the ability to exploit space capabilities via active and passive actions, while protecting friendly space capabilities from attack, interference, or unintentional hazards.

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toxic industrial material

A generic term for toxic, chemical, biological, or radioactive substances in solid, liquid, aerosolized, or gaseous form that may be used, or stored for use, for industrial, commercial, medical, military, or domestic purposes.

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