flexible response


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flexible response

The capability of military forces for effective reaction to any enemy threat or attack with actions appropriate and adaptable to the circumstances existing.
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"It reflected the consensus for the need for a flexible response to the situation."
Deterrence and flexible response have been a part of US national security thinking and policy at least since the end of World War II, and more specifically since President John F.
Questions on gender identity and sexual orientation should include a range of flexible response options and definitions for clarity," said Andrew Pinto, lead author of the study.
He pointed out that the disputes between the GCC countries "do not allow the building of alliances or making a strong and flexible response to deal with common challenges and enemies, stressing the importance of the unity of the GCC states during the next phase".
The US must ensure its success through its flexible response to the demands of the Taliban.
A duty to report a job vacancy to the labour office should be introduced since a potential central job portal would allow a more flexible response to the need to fill the vacancy.
"The public opinion will be played upon by those in power, and will prevent any kind of flexible response."
Supporting Kennedy's shift from a military strategy of mutual destruction to one of "flexible response" meant moving away from near total reliance on nuclear weapons to building capable new conventional forces and weapon systems.
In some respects, this builds on the military strategic thought of the Kennedy Administration with 'flexible response,' which at that time dealt with an emphasis on special forces and the ability to respond to guerrilla conflicts and asymmetrical warfare short of an all-out response or even the use of nuclear weapons.
These industrially well-established production systems provide a faster and more flexible response to pandemic threats.
But Rogan can almost anticipate our needs now." He adds that this kind of rapid and flexible response is not something one can expect from the other side of the Pacific Ocean.
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