air mobility


Definition of air mobility

: the ability to transport military troops and supplies in and out of combat areas by means of aircraft U.S. air mobility made North Vietnamese conventional or large-scale guerrilla attacks more costly because it was more difficult for the Communist forces to withdraw to safety afterward.— James S. Robbins, This Time We Win, 2010

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Air mobility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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