The French Rapid Action Force: An Original Concept Which Has Proven Its Effectiveness.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Created in 1983, the French Rapid Action Force FAR appears to be a new military tool France needed, built to answer two major problems in Europe, the early and strong commitment of forces to NATO, while preserving the French freedom of action to support its strategy of dissuasion, and the disposal of forces immediately available for overseas involvements. The present study explains the development of the concept, describes the current situation of the FAR in French National Defense Policy, in NATO strategy, and in overseas operational preparation and control. Command, organization, and components are also described.... France, Army, France, Military policy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics