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breach forces

Definition/Scope: A combined arms force task organized with the maneuver and engineer forces necessary to reduce lanes through an obstacle and pass initial assault forces through the lanes. The force is typically mobility heavy using maneuver or engineer forces. When made up primarily of engineers, the force must also be organized with the maneuver forces necessary for local direct-fire suppression and security at a local level.

Broader Terms:

military forces

Related Terms:

breaching (tactics)

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