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amphibious vehicle availability table

A tabulation of the type and number of amphibious vehicles available primarily for assault landings and for support of other elements of the operation.

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joint interrogation and debriefing center

Physical location for the exploitation of intelligence information from detainees and other sources.

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noncombatant evacuation operations

Operations directed by the Department of State or other appropriate authority, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, whereby noncombatants are evacuated from foreign countries when their lives are endangered by war, civil unrest, or natural disaster to safe havens as designated by the Department of State.

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assault

In an amphibious operation, the period of time between the arrival of the major assault forces of the amphibious task force in the objective area and the accomplishment of the amphibious task force mission.

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air assault operation

An operation in which assault forces, using the mobility of rotary-wing assets and the total integration of available firepower, maneuver under the control of a ground or air maneuver commander to engage enemy forces or to seize and hold key terrain.

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