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Unformatted text preview: nization to assess the compatibility of U.S. and resistance interests and objectives. This
assessment is largely a political negotiation between the USG and the resistance organization. Once the
USG establishes compatibility, it assesses the resistance potential. During the initial contact, planners may
arrange for the reception of a pilot team. If possible, planners may exfiltrate a resistance representative,
referred to as an asset, from the operational area to brief the pilot team during its planning phase and
possibly to accompany the team during their infiltration into the operational area and linkup with resistance
3-10. The pilot team conducts detailed area assessments (Appendix B) to expand their understanding of the
operational environment, particularly human terrain analysis. This analysis provides information on the
degree of support for the UW effort among the local populations. MIS planners provide the pilot team with
area- and population-specific information requests to facilitate the evaluation of indigenous information
capabilities and the determination of the level of support necessary to fully develop those capabilities and
increase their operational effectiveness. MIS personnel may augment a pilot team. PHASE THREE—INFILTRATION
3-11. During the infiltration phase, a pilot team clandestinely infiltrates the operational area in order to link
up with the resistance force and conduct or confirm a feasibility assessment. If the operational assessment
is favorable, the pilot team coordinates for the infiltration and reception of follow-on SF teams and
supplies. MIS personnel, attached to follow-on SF teams, provide SFODAs with an early information
capability while developing an indigenous capability. As follow-on teams infiltrate the operational area and
link up with their respective resistance-force counterparts, they begin their own operational assessment to
confirm or deny the assumptions of the overarching UW campaign plan.
3-12. Depending on the situation, circumstances may dictate the infiltration of SFODAs without the
benefit of a prior pi...
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