Category Archives: Rapid

US Army discontinues Rapid Equipping Force


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has discontinued its Rapid Equipping Force stood up during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to get urgently needed capabilities into the field in 180 days or less. As the Army shifts from a focus on counterinsurgency operations to going up against near-peer adversaries like Russia and China across air, […]

Rapid Trident 20 exercise kicks off in Ukraine with fewer US troops than last year


The U.S. has slashed the number of troops participating in an annual multinational training with Ukraine by more than half compared to last year. More than 4,000 troops from nine participating countries will participate in the U.S. Army Europe-led Exercise Rapid Trident 20 taking place Sept. 16-25 at the International Peacekeeping Security Centre near Yavoriv, […]