initial response force


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initial response force

The first unit, usually military police, on the scene of a terrorist incident. See also antiterrorism.
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But when advance teams like the National Guard or CBIRF's initial response force arrive, will they find local first responders to assist?
This initial response force is fully empowered to make the decisions needed to stabilize the incident.
Under the Fleet Response Plan (FRP), the Navy can provide six carrier strike groups in less than 30 days to support contingency operations around the globe, and two more strike groups can be ready in three months to reinforce or rotate with initial response forces.
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