The arrangement of defensive lines or fortifications so that they can defend each other.
- It has been claimed that fortified defence lines, supported by defence in depth, were an outmoded concept in the face of a warfare of movement.
- In the 1720s, the strategic military forces were concentrated around Moscow, able to deploy to any theater, while a series of fortified lines were constructed along the outer perimeters to provide a defense in depth.
- As the Stalin Line had been largely dismantled, there was no defence in depth.
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