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offensive

Definition/Scope: A principle of war by which a military force achieves decisive results by acting with initiative, employing fire and movement, and sustaining freedom of maneuver and action while causing an enemy to be reactive.



Broader Terms:

principles of war

Related Terms:

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


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