position defense

Related to position defense: Flank defense

position defense

The type of defense in which the bulk of the defending force is disposed in selected tactical localities where the decisive battle is to be fought. Principal reliance is placed on the ability of the forces in the defended localities to maintain their positions and to control the terrain between them. The reserve is used to add depth, to block, or restore the battle position by counterattack.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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