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Definition/Scope: (FM 3-0) To mass is to concentrate the effects of combat power at the decisive place and time. A-6. Commanders mass the effects of combat power in time and space to achieve both destructive and constructive results. Massing in time applies the elements of combat power against multiple decisive points simultaneously. Massing in space concentrates the effects of combat power against a single decisive point. Both can overwhelm opponents or dominate a situation. Commanders select the method that best fits the circumstances. Massed effects overwhelm the entire enemy or adversary force before it can react effectively.



Broader Terms:

physical properties

Related Terms:

economy of force
maneuver
objective
offensive
security
simplicity
surprise
unity of command


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