Contain

To restrict enemy movement by stopping, holding, or surrounding his forces or causing them to center their activity on a given front to prevent the movement of any part of his forces for use elsewhere. The limits of the containment may be expressed in terms of geography or time. (AFPM 3-8-1) 2. To stop, hold or surround the forces of the enemy or to cause him to center activity on a given front and to prevent his withdrawing of any part of his forces for use elsewhere. (PAM 3-041)


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