Protect / Defend

Discussion in 'Staff College and Staff Officers' started by SO3Paperclips, Apr 24, 2006.

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  1. Has anyone got the definition for these Mission verbs please? (if they are indeed Mission verbs).

    I am not in a position to be looking them up myself. Many thanks.
  2. Defend: To defeat or deter a threat, to provide circumstances for offensive action. Depending on what size formation/unit is defending, defence can include delay, hold, deny and atack.
  3. DPM

    DPM Old-Salt

    Sadly (or not...), there's no 'protect' in SOHB. The closest is 'Guard', as opposed to 'Screen'.

    Guard: To protect a force by fighting to gain time, while also observing and reporting info.

    I'll just get me coat.