Definition of forward line of own troops

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forward line of own troops

'forward line of own troops' is an military term. It means '(DOD) A line that indicates the most forward positions of friendly forces in any kind of military operation at a specific time. The forward line of own troops normally identifies the forward location of covering and screening forces. The forward line of own troops may be at, beyond, or short of the forward edge of the battle area. An enemy forward line of own troops indicates the forward-most position of hostile forces. Also called FLOT'.

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