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inner transport area

In amphibious operations, an area as close to the landing beach as depth of water, navigational hazards, boat traffic, and enemy action permit, to which transports may move to expedite unloading.

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reduced charge

Charge employing a reduced amount of propellant to fire a gun at short ranges as compared to a normal charge.

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surface warfare

That portion of maritime warfare in which operations are conducted to destroy or neutralize enemy naval surface forces and merchant vessels.

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In combat and combat support operations, an identity applied to a track whose characteristics, behavior, origin, or nationality indicate that it is neither supporting nor opposing friendly forces.

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multinational force commander

A general term applied to a commander who exercises command authority over a military force composed of elements from two or more nations.

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