amphibious reconnaissance

amphibious reconnaissance

An amphibious landing conducted by minor elements, normally involving stealth rather than force of arms, for the purpose of securing information, and usually followed by a planned withdrawal.
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a squadron head of the Marine amphibious reconnaissance and patrol unit, purchased his own gear, including an anti-bullet helmet and vest, for a recent military exercise.
The Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) is an eight-wheeled amphibious reconnaissance vehicle used by the United States Marine Corps for a variety of functions, including security, command and control, reconnaissance, and assault (Figure 1).
The framework of the program of instruction emphasizes the indirect approach, irregular warfare, counterinsurgency, and amphibious reconnaissance.

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