Littoral Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) The littoral comprises two segments of operational environment: 1. Seaward: the area from the open ocean to the shore, which must be controlled to support operations ashore. 2. Landward: the area inland from the shore that can be supported and defended directly from the sea.
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Term Classification: intelligence
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 2-01.3: Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment, updated May 2014
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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