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Appendix a provides an example of an area study

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Unformatted text preview: f an area study, Appendix B gives an example of an SF area assessment, Appendix C contains a sample program of instruction for resistance forces, and Appendix D details SF caching. 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 1-1 Chapter 1 Figure 1-1. Unconventional warfare terminology THE ROLE OF UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE IN UNITED STATES NATIONAL STRATEGY 1-5. Three documents capture the U.S. national strategy: the National Security Strategy, the National Defense Strategy, and the National Military Strategy. The National Security Strategy states the President’s interest and goals. The National Defense Strategy is the DOD contribution to the National Security Strategy. The National Defense Strategy also provides a framework for other DOD strategic guidance, specifically for campaign and contingency planning, force development, and intelligence. The goals and objectives of the President’s National Security Strategy guide the National Military Strategy. In addition, the National Military Strategy implements the Secretary of Defense’s National Defense Strategy. The National Military Strategy provides focus for military activities by defining a set of interrelated military objectives. 1-6. USG support to a resistance or insurgency can manifest in any of the following manners: Indirect support. In limited-war scenarios, overt U.S. support for a resistance movement is sometimes undesirable. In these cases, the USG may indirectly render support though a coalition partner or a third-country location. The USG normally limits indirect support to logistical aid and training. Limited war presents a much more restrictive environment that requires low-profile execution of all USG support operations. Direct support (less combat). In general-war scenarios, the visibility of USG support is less controversial, which expands the nature of possible USG support to include a wider scope of logistical support, training, and advisory assistance. U.S. assistance can include advisors in 1-2 TC 18-01 30 November 2010 Overview sanctuaries or insurgent-controlled areas not in direct combat. The United States can also render assi...
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