Main Battle Area

1. That portion of battlefield in which the decisive battle is fought to defeat the enemy. For any particular command, the main battle area extends rearward from the forward edge of the battle area to the rear boundary of the command’s subordinate unit. (PAM 8-03) 2. That portion of the battlefield extending rearward from the forward edge of the battle area and in which the decisive battle is fought to defeat the enemy attack. Designation of the Main Battle Area includes the use of lateral and rear bounderies. For any particular command, this area extends from the forward edge of the battle area to the rear bounderies of those units comprising its main defensive forces. (PAM 3-041)


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