pincer movement

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pincer movement

(ˈpɪnsə)
n
(Military) a military tactical movement in which two columns of an army follow a curved route towards each other with the aim of isolating and surrounding an enemy. Also called: envelopment
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pincer movement

n (Mil, fig) → Zangenbewegung f
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22) The classic example of a successful double envelopment and ultimately, an encirclement, is Hannibal's victory over Roman legions at the Battle of Cannae in 216 BCE.
He cites General George Patton's 'single and double envelopment principle of maneuver.
Pakistan Army incrementally advanced forward using double envelopment.
The United States, he asserts, has established a permanent presence in the region and "in addition to the double envelopment of both Iran and Pakistan, it has placed itself at the strategic crossroads once enviously sought after by the Soviets".
It would involve a gigantic double envelopment designed to eliminate German combat power west of the Rhine.
To complete the destruction of the NKPA, a massive double envelopment of the enemy was achieved by attacking from the south with I Corps and from drop zones in the north with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team (ARCT).
From Wonsan, X Corps would attack northwest across the peninsula to seize Pyongyang, while the Eighth Army would attack north across the 38th parallel toward Pyongyang to create a double envelopment.
At once the Africans completed their double envelopment, by which the huge mass of Roman legionaries was completely surrounded by the Carthaginian army.
Using the blizzard as cover, A Company sent two platoons on a double envelopment maneuver, while a third launched a frontal assault to fix the enemy attention.