maritime power projection


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maritime power projection

Power projection in and from the maritime environment, including a broad spectrum of offensive military operations to destroy enemy forces or logistic support or to prevent enemy forces from approaching within enemy weapons' range of friendly forces. Maritime power projection may be accomplished by amphibious assault operations, attack of targets ashore, or support of sea control operations.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Without establishing sea control with its fleet, Athens would not have been able to conduct a concerted campaign of maritime power projection against Sparta and its allies.
Offensively, governing Taiwan would abet China's maritime power projection east into the mid-Pacific and south into the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca that has become vital to China's trade and economic progress.
That strategy of maritime power projection held through World War I, World War II, and the Cold War.
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