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Definition of Land control operations

Land control operations Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The employment of ground forces, supported by naval and air forces (as appropriate) to achieve military objectives in vital land areas. Such operations include destruction of opposing ground forces, securing key terrain, protection of vital land lines of communications, and establishment of local military superiority in areas of land operations. See also sea control operations.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )