reconnaissance by fire


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reconnaissance by fire

A method of reconnaissance in which fire is placed on a suspected enemy position to cause the enemy to disclose a presence by movement or return of fire.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.reconnaissance by fire - a method of reconnaissance in which fire is placed on a suspected enemy position in order to cause the enemy to disclose his presence by moving or returning fire
reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission - the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy); "an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"
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Ted Maciuba, deputy director of mounted requirements at the Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence, said the LRV needs to be able to conduct "reconnaissance by fire."
Cornering him in a thick hedge, I explained the concept of "reconnaissance by fire," not that I woulda done that, you know, and he gave up.

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