Contiguous Zone Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) The zone of the ocean extending 3-12 nautical miles from the United States coastline.
2.) A maritime zone adjacent to the territorial sea that may not extend beyond 24 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.
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 3-32: Command and Control for Joint Maritime Operations, updated August 2013 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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