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Unformatted text preview: n infrastructure that can sustain itself in combat and withstand the anticipated hostile reaction to
armed resistance. During the organization phase, the resistance leadership develops a resistance cadre to 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 3-3 Chapter 3 serve as the organizational nucleus during the buildup phase. The SFODA assists the resistance leadership
in this endeavor by providing training and advice to prepare for the eventual buildup of the resistance
3-17. MIS elements assist in this phase by organizing and developing a new (or building upon an existing)
resistance information capability. Once the resistance develops this capability, it can incorporate
information elements into insurgent and auxiliary organizations. Development includes training and
mentoring cadre and advising on their employment. The ultimate goal is the employment of resistance
information capabilities that are increasingly self-sustaining.
3-18. Many guerrilla leaders may not enthusiastically accept U.S. advisors but may tolerate them as a
precondition for other U.S. support, such as logistical aid. They may harbor suspicions that the U.S.
intentions are purely self-serving or lack the resolve to maintain their commitment long-term. Guerrilla
leaders are cautious of placing too much reliance in U.S. promises. It is the challenge of the SFODA
leadership to gain the confidence of the resistance leadership and demonstrate the value of cooperation
toward their mutual goals. The SFODA explains its capabilities and limitations and begins to assist the
resistance leadership with the development of the organization. Although rapport eases every aspect of
operations, operational personnel must not perceive rapport as the goal, but rather a means to a goal. The
goal is a strong relationship in which the SF leaders are trusted advisors who can influence the direction of
events. The amount of influence an advisor attains is directly proportional to the total sum of three factors
between himself an...
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