vertical envelopment


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vertical envelopment

A tactical maneuver in which troops, either air-dropped or air-landed, attack the rear and the flanks of a force, in effect cutting off or encircling the force.
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They come in several forms: single envelopments, double envelopments, encirclements, and vertical envelopments.
Given that reluctance to employ even small numbers of attack helicopters in deep attacks against opponents like the Iraqis and Serbs, the idea that the Army would be willing to send large numbers of cargo-type aircraft deep into enemy airspace for vertical envelopment operations seems highly implausible.
And this cost estimate does not include a very substantial investment in a variety of aerial vehicles and countermeasures that would be required to protect the Air Maneuver Transport during a deep and contested vertical envelopment operation.
American Information Technology Solutions (AiTS) and its newly formed New United Coalition (NuCO) today announced "Operation Jarhead", a unique vertical envelopment channel marketing plan.
Operation Jarhead's vertical envelopment approach represents a bold new step forward in joint NuCO partner sales tactics through the deployment of a larger sales force armed with more services and solutions to offer the Government customer.
The vertical envelopment doctrine led to the restructuring of the entire Marine Corps into a force that was lighter, more airmobile on the battlefield, and more dependent on air power.