avenue of approach


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avenue of approach

An air or ground route of an attacking force of a given size leading to its objective or to key terrain in its path. Also called AA.
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During one JMRC rotation, the maneuver commander's intent was to block enemy forces along an avenue of approach and disrupt enemy forces along another avenue of approach.
23) Fox's 5th Platoon established an anti-armor ambush and destroyed a tank with a PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank), denying that avenue of approach to the enemy.
Higher headquarters has various sources that strongly suggest a dismounted enemy unit's most likely course of action (COA) is to move along avenue of approach #1.
This avenue of approach, based on the goals the players have created for themselves, enables us to avoid the rough waters that can be created by less-than-enthusiastic practices or games.
In Iraq near Al Assad, an airstrike denied ISIL an avenue of approach, while near Al Qaim, an airstrike struck an ISIL rocket storage facility, the statement said.
As a result of a diplomatic failure to complete the boundary between the Pakistani and Indian sections of Kashmir, the Siachen Glacier region of the Karakorum Range remained "a source of dispute between India and Pakistan" for over 30 years due to the region's geostrategic importance as an avenue of approach into the contested Kashmir and into Central Asia, according to Pradeep Barua in The State at War in South Asia.
The most frequently used route, most likely avenue of approach for coalition forces is where the insurgent is most likely to attack.
The river itself is also an avenue of approach for the enemy, particularly from its tar side.