axis of advance


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axis of advance

A line of advance assigned for purposes of control; often a road or a group of roads, or a designated series of locations, extending in the direction of the enemy.
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The NBC reconnaissance is overwatching named area of interest 003 (task) to ensure that TF Armor's axis of advance is not blocked by a persistent chemical strike (purpose).
The decision by the Joint Chiefs of Staff occurred as a result of rivalries that developed between the Army and Navy as each service fought along a separate axis of advance toward Japan, a rivalry predicated on the competition for scarce resources.
These two sub-units were to establish a strong point on the left of the Division's axis of advance, to protect the Engineers as they repaired the damaged bridge near San Donato.