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force recon

Definition/Scope: US Marine Corps unit which is specifically organized, equipped and trained to conduct pre-assault and distant post-assault reconnaissance in support of a landing force. In addition, they possess the capability to perform additional tasks to include specialized terrain reconnaissance and special missions requiring the use of entry capabilities.

Broader Terms:

Marine forces

Related Terms:

long range surveillance units
ranger units
sea-air-land teams
special operations units

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