amphibious task force


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amphibious task force

A Navy task organization formed to conduct amphibious operations. The amphibious task force, together with the landing force and other forces, constitutes the amphibious force. Also called ATF. See also amphibious force; amphibious operation; landing force.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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