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What does AO stand for?

AO stands for Amphibious Operation

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This was the forerunner of today's Citroen Berlingo And one little known fact is that a pick-up version of the 2CV was used by the Royal Navy for pioneering Royal Marine helicopter carrier amphibious operations aboard HMS Bulwark and Albion in the late 1950s and early 1960s, because of the payload limitations of the RN's helicopters.
Notwithstanding Omar Bradley's 1949 declaration that atomic weapons had rendered the large-scale amphibious assault anachronistic, events of the ensuing decades--famously, Inchon, less than a year later--suggest that the practical utility of the amphibious operation neither has dimmed nor is likely to do so in the foreseeable future.
Thus, Congress recommended that Gen George Washington conduct an amphibious operation on the coast of Nova Scotia, "that two battalions of Marines be raised" from among his forces, and "that they be distinguished by the names of the first & second battalions of American Marines" (p.
This reveals the history of one of the last major amphibious operations of the war, offering insights into strategies, challenges, and statistics of the conflicts.