zone of action


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zone of action

A tactical subdivision of a larger area, the responsibility for which is assigned to a tactical unit; generally applied to offensive action. See also sector.
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In Fanon's words, they have introduced the possibility of turning away from Europe and affirming "the new." Therefore, for Fanon, the spaces of the colonized are themselves sprit in two between mere reaction, firmly within the "zone of turbulence," and what Fanon terms "the zone of action."
Army had substituted the term unity of command for this idea, stating authoritatively: "It is a well-established principle that there shall be only one commander for each unit, and one commander in each zone of action, who shall be responsible for everything within his unit or within his zone of action." (6) This principle was not, however, established in a joint environment.
The European forces (EUFOR) stationed in the eastern part of Chad are encountering engagements between rebel troops and government forces in their zone of action.