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Title: Rapid Global Mobility

Action: Show a graphic which displays all the operations currently undertaken by the US as of March 2003.

Arrow pointing towards Europe JOINT FORGE JOINT GUARDIAN NORTHERN WATCH USAFE OEF Augmentation EUCOM ENDURING FREEDOM

Arrow pointing towards North America NOBLE EAGLE ENDURING FREEDOM Augmentation MILITARY SUPPORT TO CIVIL AUTHORITIES CBRNE RESPONSE

Arrow pointing towards Europe COUNTER DRUG GUANTANAMO BAY OPS

Arrow pointing towards Middle East SOUTHERN WATCH ENDURING FREEDOM ENDURING FREEDOM Augmentation SWA Exercises

Arrow pointing towards Asia PACOM TERRORISM RESPONSE

Arrow pointing towards Korea Korea

Sub-title on chart Providing / Sustaining air and space forces to combatant commanders world-wide

Voice: There are numerous examples of the worldwide effect of rapid global mobility. In theaters where minimal forces are forward deployed, the value of rapid global mobility is maximized, since the key to successful contingency operations is the capability of the U.S. to rapidly deploy forces to aid friendly nations. Although sealift forces also provide mobility and may provide more total lift capacity, air and space forces more rapidly provide what is needed.

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