Issue 175 - 16 Nov 1981
THE AMERICAN IDEA of a Rapid Deployment Force (RDF), a military response to an external threat to the Middle East, is regarded with considerable disfavour by a majority of the Arab states, A majority, but not all the countries of the region reject the RDF concept. Egypt, the Sudan and Oman have a contrary view and find the RDF a presumably comforting and reassuring factor in their security and defence arrangements.
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