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mine warfare Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term mine warfare .

mine warfare Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term mine warfare .

mine warfare



The strategic, operational, and tactical use of mines and mine countermeasures. Mine warfare is divided into two basic subdivisions: the laying of mines to degrade the enemy’s capabilities to wage land, air, and maritime warfare; and the countering of enemy-laid mines to permit friendly maneuver or use of selected land or sea areas. Also called MIW. (JP 3-15) (US DoD)
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