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close combat

Definition/Scope: (FM 1-02) Combat carried out with direct fire weapons, supported by indirect fire, airdelivered fires, and nonlethal engagement means. Close combat defeats or destroys enemy forces or seizes and retains ground. (FM 3-0) Warfare carried out on land in a direct-fire fight, supported by direct, indirect, and air-delivered fires.



Broader Terms:

Airborne Forward Air Controller
battles
Warfighting Function

Narrower Terms:

firefights
hand-to-hand fighting

Related Terms:

close operations
combat power
Urban Operation
Warfighting Function


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