Allied Rapid Reaction Corps to deploy to Afghanistan
STUTTGART, Germany — NATO’s quick-response headquarters is slated to deploy to Kabul in January, where it will support the International Security Assistance Force headquarters and its joint force command.
The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, based in the United Kingdom, will be largely focused on planning future operations in Afghanistan, according Maj. Richard Hyde, a spokesman with the unit. The 450-member multinational contingent includes about 30 Americans.
The ARRC’s last deployment to Afghanistan was in 2006. The corps is replacing a French rapid response headquarters now working in Kabul.