passage of lines

passage of lines

An operation in which a force moves forward or rearward through another force's combat positions with the intention of moving into or out of contact with the enemy. A passage may be designated as a forward or rearward passage of lines.
Translations
passage de lignes
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Military police units supported the forward passage of lines between host nation (HN) forces and divisional units by reducing the congestion in the passage area.
Understand how to support forward passage of lines, wet/dry-gap crossings, and HN integration.
They depend on battlespace owners to secure the outer and inner cordons and clear and conduct forward passage of lines with technical exploitation and decontamination.
To orient itself on the main body, it often calls on the engineer to coordinate with engineer units behind the screen line to find the emplaced obstacles and ensure that lanes are available for passage of lines.
Thus, Chapter 5 does introduce reconnaissance, security operations, troop movement, relief in place, passage of lines, and encirclement operations, but it does not cover mobility operations which is the subject of its own manual.
Larger issues, such as a sloppy passage of lines by one of the brigades of the I st Infantry Division, are chronicled with the division ignoring the marked lanes and guides, barreling through to their advanced positions.
With intense coordination, the passage of lines piece is sometimes possible.