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howitzer

Normally a cannon with a tube length of 20 to 30 calibers; however, the tube length can exceed 30 calibers and still be considered a howitzer when the high angle fire zoning solution permits range overlap between charges.

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howitzer

A cannon that combines certain characteristics of guns and mortars. The howitzer delivers projectiles with medium velocities, either by low or high trajectories.

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amphibious raid

A type of amphibious operation involving swift incursion into or temporary occupation of an objective followed by a planned withdrawal.

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line of departure

In land warfare, a line designated to coordinate the departure of attack elements.

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traffic flow security

The protection resulting from features, inherent in some cryptoequipment, that conceal the presence of valid messages on a communications circuit, normally achieved by causing the circuit to appear busy at all times.

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