One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a military operation) conducted away from the place of origin or expected place of action of the force concerned.
- ‘They were developed to include former Warsaw Pact countries and now there is general enthusiasm for them to be used in out-of-area peacekeeping operations.’
- ‘The United States's first intervention in the Middle East was also the first time NATO committed troops were withdrawn for out-of-area operations.’
- ‘The ability to conduct this sort of out-of-area training, be it for reconstitution or initial qualification, demonstrates the flexibility of the Flight Deck Training Unit in preparing units for their tasks.’
- ‘Finally, I would note that the principle of out-of-area actions was established by NATO in the early 1990s after much discussion and debate and has been accepted by all NATO governments.’
- ‘It would coordinate its own military and policing missions within Europe and offer training, intelligence, and potentially troops or logistical support to out-of-area efforts.’
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