Operations and Tactics
: A tactical mission task
that takes possession
of a designated
area by using overwhelming force.
Support by fire: A force that maneuvers to a position on the
battlefield where it can engage the enemy by direct fire in support of
the leading maneuvering force.
Turn: An action forcing an enemy element from one avenue of
approach or movement corridor to another.
Withdraw (operation): A planned operation in which a force in
contact disengages from an enemy force; a form of retrograde.
Note. Unless otherwise stated, definitions are from FM 3-90 or
from FM 101-5-1.
10 May 2005