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A linkup is a meeting of friendly ground forces. One or both forces may be moving. The forces are normally separated by the enemy. Cavalry can participate in a linkup as part of a larger force or as one of the forces involved. Linkup can occur in the following situations:
- When an advancing force reaches an objective that has been previously seized by an airborne or air assault force.....;-)
- When an encircled element breaks out to rejoin friendly forces.
- When converging friendly forces meet.
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