Active Defense Definition -

active defense

Term Source: JP 3-60 (Joint Targeting) ?

1.) The employment of limited offensive action and counterattacks to deny a contested area or position to the enemy.

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In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-60: Joint Targeting, updated January 2013

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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