leap-frog retreat

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Also known as "island hopping," leapfrogging as a strategy occurs when two or more units support each other as they advance or retreat. While one unit changes location, the other unit(s) provide cover. Once the first unit is in place, the second unit can advance (or retreat) under the protective cover provided by the other unit(s).

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"Queen Alexandra Mounted Rifles (QAMR) leapfrog exercise at Takapo Military camp, March 13, 2010" by NZ Defense Force is licensed under CC BY.

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