defense in depth

Definition of defense in depth

1 : a tactical system of mutually supporting positions that are each capable of all-round defense and that have sufficient depth to prevent the enemy from achieving freedom of maneuver before the enemy's attack is broken up and absorbed
2 : a strategic succession of defended areas which will permit continuation of a war after forward areas have been lost

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“Defense in depth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defense%20in%20depth. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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