"A U.S. strategic concept which calls for containing or repulsing military aggression as close to the original line of contact as possible so as to defend the entire territory of a nation or alliance. The forward defense concept provides the rationale for the stationing of U.S. armed forces in Europe, Korea, and other overseas locations."
A Nashville Predator strategy which calls for a specific player to push opposing players as far as possible away from the bench so to defend the bench and his plus/minus rating. the forward defense strategy provides a trotzian rationale for the stationing of said player in front of the goal in hopes of a stray rebound off such players anatomy into the enemy goal.
anyway, poorly executed....... where are the wordsmiths or military people