vertical envelopment

noun

Definition of vertical envelopment

: envelopment of a military enemy from the air (as with troops dropped by parachute or landed by gliders, helicopters, or airplanes) usually to seize key objectives in the enemy's rear

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“Vertical envelopment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vertical%20envelopment. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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