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direct pressure forces

Definition/Scope: A force employed in a pursuit operation that orients on the enemy main body to prevent enemy disengagement or defensive reconstitution prior to envelopment by the encircling force. It normally conducts a series of hasty attacks to slow the enemy's retirement by forcing him to stand and fight.

Broader Terms:

military forces

Related Terms:

follow and support

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