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amphibious objective area Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term amphibious objective area.

amphibious objective area Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term amphibious objective area.

amphibious objective area



A geographical area (delineated for command and control purposes in the order initiating the amphibious operation) within which is located the objective(s) to be secured by the amphibious force. This area must be of sufficient size to ensure accomplishment of the amphibious force’s mission and must provide sufficient area for conducting necessary sea, air, and land operations. Also called AOA. See also amphibious force; mission. (JP 3-02) amphibious objective study — A study designed to provide basic intelligence data of a permanent or semipermanent nature required for planning amphibious operations. Each study deals with a specific area, the selection of which is based on strategic location, susceptibility to seizure by amphibious means, and other considerations. (US DoD)
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