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response force

Definition/Scope: (FM 1-02) A mobile force with appropriate fire support designated, usually by the area commander, to deal with Level II threats in the rear area. In most instances, it is normally Military Police or Infantry that are used to perform response force duties. See also quick reaction force or immediate response force for more information.


Quick Reaction Force

Broader Terms:

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive

Narrower Terms:

Access Control Point
entry control point
fixed-site security
perimeter security
Response zone

Related Terms:

civil support
initial response forces
Military Police
Quick Reaction Force
roving patrol

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