What's a Rapid Reaction Force?

October 2007
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Oct2007, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p71
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A definition of the term "rapid reaction force" is presented. A rapid reaction force is a military, police or private security unit established to respond to emergencies in very short time frames. It is designed to interfere rapidly in low-intensity conflicts such as uprisings that call for the evacuation of foreign embassies.


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