Thursday, January 9, 2020

Cyprus Ready to Accomodate US Army Unit In Emergency

 What emergency might require the accommodation of  US Rapid Deployment Forces?

Nicosia said the Republic of Cyprus accepted a request from Washington regarding the arrival of an American Rapid Deployment Forces unit in case of an emergency, amid rising tension in the region following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq last week.
An official statement said the Cypriot government gave its consent for the temporary stationing of a rapid response unit, which would be tasked with a mission to evacuate US diplomatic personnel and US citizens, should the need arise.

The Cyprus News Agency later cited a source saying the US request did not have anything to do with using the island as a launching pad for "military operations."
Rapid Deployment Forces
A rapid deployment force is a military formation capable of quick deployment of its forces. Such forces typically consist of elite military units (special forces, paratroopers, marines, etc.) and are usually trained at a higher intensity than the rest of their country's military. They usually receive priority in equipment and training to prepare them for their mission
Rapid deployment forces in most militaries are used for deployment outside of their country's borders. The US Army's 82nd Airborne Division and 75th Ranger Regiment are examples of Rapid Deployment Forces. Both units have the mission of having combat troops "Wheels Up" (en route by aircraft) within 18 hours of executive notification. Both units have the capability of "Forced Entry" into a territory to seize and secure key terrain, e.g. Drop Zone (DZ), airfield or airport, to accommodate follow up forces.
Seems to be a military deployment?

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  1. Oh Penny I pretty much couldn't get past the title! Cyprus? I'm assuming that would be the Greek side of Cyprus as Erdogan wouldn't have allowed the other side...Imagining why on earth they just can't seem to go home since their rapid deployment is unprecedented! Because they won't go...that's why. The f*ckers aren't done. Waiting for the big one to fall on all of them as they are the enemy of everything good. Let them come back in boxes with their worthless flag on top! (Can't even apologize for my cynical brain :( Thanks for the updates too.

    1. More likely the forces will stay on the sovereign british territory in Cyprus. (Just my opinion) Yes, Britain has two massive bases in Cyprus- and it's sovereign British territory.

      "The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia[2] (abbr. SBA; Greek: Περιοχές Κυρίαρχων Βάσεων Ακρωτηρίου και Δεκέλιας, Periochés Kyríarchon Váseon Akrotiríou ke Dekélias; Turkish: Egemen Üs Bölgeleri Ağrotur ve Dikelya) is a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus. The areas, which include British military bases and installations, as well as other land, were retained by the British under the 1960 treaty of independence, signed by the United Kingdom, Greece, Turkey and representatives from the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities, which granted independence to the Crown colony of Cyprus. The territory serves an important role as a station for signals intelligence and provides a vital strategic part of the United Kingdom communications gathering and monitoring network in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.[3][4] The United States may have a significant presence in these territories."

    2. Hey! I was in Cyprus this summer-I visited at the end of July 2019 and it is a very beautiful island. Cyprus has a strategic location and this move can be made to provoke several nations. Hoping for peace.