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Unformatted text preview: nction or service that supports the network or component of the organization. In many ways,
auxiliary personnel assume the greatest risk. They are also the most expendable element within the
insurgency. Insurgent leaders sometimes use auxiliary functions to test a recruit’s loyalty before exposing
him to other parts of the organization. Auxiliary functions are like embryonic fluid that forms a protective
layer, keeping the underground and guerrilla force alive. Specific functions include the following: Logistics procurement (all classes of supply). Logistics distribution (all classes of supply). Labor for special materiel fabrication. Security and early warning for underground facilities and guerrilla bases. Intelligence collection. Recruitment. Communications network staff, such as couriers and messengers. Propaganda distribution. Safe house management. Logistics and personnel transport.
2-37. Parallel cells are frequently set up to support a primary cell (Figure 2-5). The auxiliary cell is
commonly found in front groups or in sympathizers’ organizations. It contains an underground cell leader,
assistant cell leaders, and members (Figure 2-6, page 2-11). The cells in series provide a division of labor
in order to carry out functions, such as the manufacture of weapons, supply, escape and evasion,
propaganda, and printing of newspapers. The task assigned to a particular cell must transition or carry over
(depicted by arrows) to the next cell in order to accomplish the function in its entirety. For example, Cell 1
purchases certain items, cell 2 assembles the items, and cell 3 distributes the assembled item (Figure 2-7,
page 2-11). Based on the assigned mission, cell members do not communicate directly with one another.
However, cell leaders will communicate indirectly through intermediaries. Figure 2-5. Parallel cells 2-10 TC 18-01 30 November 2010 Fundamentals of Resistance and Insurgency Figure 2-6. Auxiliary cell Figure 2-7. Cells in series THE GUERRILLAS
2-38. Guerrillas are the over...
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