killing zone

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killing zone

An area in which a commander plans to force the enemy to concentrate so as to be destroyed with conventional weapons or the tactical employment of nuclear weapons.
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Noun1.killing zone - an area where a battle has occurred with many fatalities
zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
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We give fire support, taking the infantry where we can, in kill zones deep in enemy territories.