Vertical Envelopment Definition -

vertical envelopment

Term Source: JP 3-18 (Joint Forcible Entry Operations) ?

1.) A tactical maneuver in which troops that are air-dropped, air-landed, or inserted via air assault, attack the rear and flanks of a force, in effect cutting off or encircling the force.

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 3-18: Joint Forcible Entry Operations, updated November 2012 View source document

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

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