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maneuver

Definition/Scope: The movement of forces into and through the battlespace to a position of advantage for engagement in order to generate or enable the generation of effects on the enemy. The employment of forces, through movement combined with fire or fire potential, to achieve a position of advantage with respect to the enemy to accomplish the mission. Maneuver is the means by which commanders concentrate combat power to achieve surprise, shock, momentum, and dominance.



Acronym:

mvr

Broader Terms:

Battlefield Operating Systems
graphic control measure
line formation
military operation
principles of war

Narrower Terms:

dominant maneuver
operational maneuver
tactical maneuver

Related Terms:

combat power
cordon and search
economy of force
engagement
fire and movement
force application
intelligence battlefield operating system
mass
mission
objective
offensive
rehearsals
search and seizure
security
simplicity
surprise
tactics
unity of command


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