amphibious operation


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amphibious operation

A military operation launched from the sea by an amphibious force, embarked in ships or craft with the primary purpose of introducing a landing force ashore to accomplish the assigned mission. See also amphibious force; landing force; mission; operation.
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Noun1.amphibious operation - a military operation by both land and sea forces
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
amphibious demonstration - an amphibious operation conducted for the purpose of deceiving the enemy and leading him into a course of action unfavorable to him
amphibious assault - an amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops that are landed by naval ships
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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Bartlett and Sweetman do an admirable job of detailing these events, particularly in shedding light on the organization and operations of the Confederate Marines as well as the many amphibious operations conducted by the US Marine Corps across the globe during the nineteenth century.
The regiment also must be able to provide a tactical loading and discharging capability to support the Royal Marine Commandos on amphibious operations.
In future amphibious operations, there may still be a place for the mortar boats--of course, brought up to the level of current technology.
It is a major contribution to understanding an eighteenth-century amphibious operation.
The Canadian Forces Maritime Command had intended to acquire three multi-purpose vessels, known as Joint Support Ships (JSS) to perform amphibious operations support, in addition to sealift and at sea replenishment.
To add to the complexity of mounting an amphibious operation, the German armed forces had no amphibious doctrine.
During DAWN BLITZ MSDF and GSDF planned and executed complex components of an amphibious operation including fires, communications, supply, ship-to-shore movement, and air operations.
Launching an amphibious operation from far away, possibly over-the-horizon, according to the concept adopted by the United States--which led to the development of air-cushioned craft, V-22 Ospreys and the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (formerly Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle)--means not only reducing risks for the amphibious ships, but also widening the choice of landing spots.
The Coral Sea action resulted from a Japanese amphibious operation intended to capture Port Moresby, located on New Guinea's southeastern coast.
Operation Chromite established an allied foothold that eventually pushed the North Koreans back, freeing the South Korean capital area and proving the Marine Corps amphibious operation was alive and well.
troops converged on the training camp of Cavite, 34 kilometers south of Manila, to conduct a large-scale amphibious operation -- the main phase of a series of joint military exercises that started Feb.
Notwithstanding Omar Bradley's 1949 declaration that atomic weapons had rendered the large-scale amphibious assault anachronistic, events of the ensuing decades--famously, Inchon, less than a year later--suggest that the practical utility of the amphibious operation neither has dimmed nor is likely to do so in the foreseeable future.

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