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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In this example, the brigade uses the terrain and threat analysis conducted by the S-2 to determine the location of a TAI in a chokepoint along the enemy's most likely avenue of approach, making atack by organic cannon artllery more feasible.
A second avenue of approach for teaching critical thinking skills to police recruits is to incorporate it into the training on situational awareness many police officers already receive.
Advancing one Stryker up the main avenue of approach, A Company suppressed the enemy and allowed freedom of maneuver for the company.
'Romance' also provides an avenue of approach to the Turkish Embassy Letters, which adapt fictional patterns to the narrative challenges and opportunities posed by the exotic.
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.
Francois Crouzet examines the founders of the larger firms--up to 316 by count--as the only statistically coherent avenue of approach to the question of background.
Other elements provided engineer units with their own avenue of approach or engagement area without the direct or indirect support necessary to defeat enemy capabilities.
As a young platoon commander on winter exercise in the Chilcotin region of B.C., I was tasked with a night attack against a position that had only one avenue of approach. While I led my platoon on our bellies through the waist-deep snow around to a flank, one of my section commanders, Sergeant Eric Green, commanded my supporting firebase situated on that obvious approach.
ATP 2-01.3 explains the importance behind identifying and prioritizing as many enemy COAs as possible, but in practice, any avenue of approach identified during terrain analysis could be a likely enemy axis of advance in the attack.
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.
One of the primary tasks of the division was to secure and maintain a viable avenue of approach toward the city of Caen for the armored forces landing on Sword and Juno beaches.
An abatis is a series of intertwined, felled trees assembled to deny the usage of an avenue of approach. One method of creating an abatis is to send a small team of combat engineers with chain saws to prepare the obstacle.