twelve-mile limit


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twelve-mile limit

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the offshore boundary 12 miles from the coast claimed by some states as marking the extent of their territorial jurisdiction
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That sinking effectively drove other Argentine navy units back inside their twelve-mile limit, a boundary British SSNs were not allowed to penetrate--a political constraint the British placed on themselves, and one that was very frustrating to SSN commanding officers who were anxious to engage Argentina's aircraft carrier, which posed a significant threat to the British surface task force.
Despite the Alaskan Air Command's interpretation of the territorial restriction for Project 23 missions as the international limit of three miles (versus the twelve-mile limit backed by the U.S.
Because of the tactical limitations of existing cameras, the Air Force Directorate of Intelligence and Alaskan Air Command wanted the limits reduced ideally to the internationally recognized limit of three miles, or as a fallback, the Soviet declared twelve-mile limit for its territorial waters, while the U.S.