Infantry Drills

D-87: Response Force

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D-87. The response force provides firepower and support to the elements above in order to assist in developing the situation or conducting a hasty operation. It also may perform duties of the escort element. The reserve will move with the convoy or be located at a staging area close enough to provide immediate interdiction against the enemy.

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