military mission

Definitions of military mission

n an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters

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combat mission
a mission to capture or defend something
search mission
a mission to discover something
search and destroy mission
an operation developed for United States troops in Vietnam; troops would move through a designated area destroying troops as they found them
direct support
a mission requiring one force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly the supported force's request for assistance
Type of:
military operation, operation
activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

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