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2 25 unlike phase i in phase ii guerrillas need to

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Unformatted text preview: s, communicate and coordinate operations, conduct training, receive logistics, rest and hide after operations, and plan future operations. Their need for intelligence collection and security also increases in Phase II. As the guerrillas grow in numbers, so must the clandestine support mechanisms. 2-26. The resistance fighters or insurgents may achieve legal belligerent status from the international community if they meet the internationally accepted criteria. Phase III—War of Movement 2-27. The goal of the insurgency in Phase III is to bring about the collapse of the established government (military or internal actions) or the withdrawal of the occupying power. The insurgency does not necessarily need to transform into a conventional military, but it must position itself to defeat the government or occupying power. For example, the insurgency might degrade the enemy’s capabilities to a point that an urban uprising against the presidential palace would topple the government. This tactic can only succeed if the insurgency effectively removes the military first. 2-28. As the insurgency gains control over the country, the insurgent leadership becomes responsible for the population, resources, and territory under its control. If the insurgency fails to plan and execute posthostility activities, the population may lose confidence in the insurgency and turn to the old government, a breakaway faction, or a splinter group of the insurgency. 2-29. Based on the conditions set earlier, an effective resistance or insurgency— Establishes an effective civil administration. Establishes an effective military organization. Provides balanced social and economic development. Mobilizes the population to support the resistance organization. Protects the population from hostile actions. Failure to achieve these objectives may cause the resistance movement to revert to an earlier phase. ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONAL PATTERNS 2-30. The organizational and operational pattern of a given movement...
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