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mine warfare

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-15) The strategic, operational, and tactical use of mines and mine countermeasures. Mine warfare is divided into two basic subdivisions: the laying of mines to degrade the enemy’s capabilities to wage land, air, and maritime warfare; and the countering of enemy-laid mines to permit friendly maneuver or use of selected land or sea areas.



Acronym:

MIW

Broader Terms:

warfare

Narrower Terms:

land mine warfare
mine countermeasures
mine strikes
minefield
minelaying
naval mine warfare

Related Terms:

asymmetric threat
mine (ordnance)


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