defence in depth

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defence in depth

n
(Military) military the act or practice of positioning successive mutually supporting lines of defence in a given area
Translations
défense en profondeur
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This arrangement not only provides an essential safeguard against dangerous concentration of power in government, but also provides a multi-layered defense-in-depth that is vital to defending America against terrorism.
America was blindsided on September 11, 2001 because America had been systematically blinded on internal security over a period of several decades and purposely stripped of the defense-in-depth that had previously provided protection.
We must reestablish the multi-layered defense-in-depth consonant with our security needs as well as the constitutional principles provided by the Founders.
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