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The practice of arranging defensive lines or fortifications so that they can defend each other, especially in case of an enemy incursion.
- ‘An increased power of strikes delivered by the troops on the offensive forced the armies to switch from archipelago defense to total integrated defense in depth that balanced the sides’ fighting possibilities to a certain extent.’
- ‘In the 1720s, the strategic military forces were concentrated around Moscow, able to deploy to any theater, while a series of fortified lines were constructed along the outer perimeters to provide a defense in depth.’
- ‘Meanwhile, an attempt by the military command to organize multi-layered defense in depth, patterned after the Soviet model built on the Kursk Bulge in 1943, proved ineffectual.’
- ‘It has been claimed that fortified defence lines, supported by defence in depth, were an outmoded concept in the face of a warfare of movement.’
- ‘The Germans were using new tactics of defence in depth developed in the west, and the Russian offensive ground to a halt with appalling casualties.’
- ‘As the Stalin Line had been largely dismantled, there was no defence in depth.’
- ‘He must then establish a defence in depth housed on an engagement area that will not be visible in daylight until 30 minutes after the expected enemy attack.’
- ‘It would provide defense in depth, with light screening forces located in a forward area and most forces concentrated close to key potential targets.’
- ‘This option strengthens the nation's maritime shield by revitalizing the full range of capabilities that provide ‘maritime defense in depth.’’
- ‘The land allowed for defense in depth and could also serve as a bargaining tool for peace treaties when the fighting stopped.’
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