rules of engagement


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rule of engagement

n. pl. rules of engagement
A military directive that delineates the limitations and circumstances under which forces will initiate and prosecute combat engagement with other forces encountered.

rules of engagement

Directives issued by competent military authority that delineate the circumstances and limitations under which United States forces will initiate and/or continue combat engagement with other forces encountered. Also called ROE. See also law of war.
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