interdiction fire


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interdiction fire

Fire placed on an area or point to prevent the enemy from using the area or point. See also fire.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.interdiction fire - fire directed to an area to prevent the enemy from using that area
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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Step 8: The area is targeted for future observation, counterfire harassment & interdiction fires and CAS target.