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Area Of Responsibility

Definition/Scope: A defined area of land in which responsibility is specifically assigned to the commander of the area for the development and maintenance of installations, control of movement, and the conduct of tactical operations involving troops under his control along with parallel authority to exercise these functions. JCS. In naval usage, a predefined area of enemy terrain for which supporting ships are responsible for covering by fire on known targets or targets of opportunity and by observation.



Broader Terms:

Theater Security Cooperation

Narrower Terms:

noncontiguous area of operation
tactical areas of responsibility
zone of action

Related Terms:

Area of Operations
avenue of approach
battle position
common operational picture
control measure
operational environment
theater of war

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