Beachhead Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
Term Source: JP 3-02 (Amphibious Operations) ?
1.) A designated area on a hostile or potentially hostile shore that, when seized and held, ensures the continuous landing of troops and materiel, and provides maneuver space requisite for subsequent projected operations ashore.
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 3-02: Amphibious Operations, updated July 2014 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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