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Forces must conduct cmo and ha efforts in a manner

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Unformatted text preview: in a manner that does not link the population to the resistance effort, thereby bringing the retaliation of adversary forces.) Planning mobilization of popular support to the UW campaign. Analyzing impacts of resistance on indigenous populations and institutions and centers of gravity through CA inputs to intelligence preparation of the operational environment (IPOE). Providing the supported commander with critical elements of civil information to improve situational awareness and understanding within the operational environment. Assisting in stabilization postconflict. Assisting in the demobilization and transition of former resistance forces postconflict. Note: FM 3-05.40, Civil Affairs Operations, contains additional information on CA support to UW. OTHER UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE 1-49. Because of the military and political nature of UW, the U.S. interagency involvement is critical to achieving a whole-of-government approach and long-term success. The full integration of joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational communities is necessary at various stages of an unconventional conflict. 1-10 TC 18-01 30 November 2010 Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Resistance and Insurgency The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea. Mao Zedong Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move. Sun Tzu Separate definitions exist for resistance movements and insurgencies within the DOD and various academic communities. However, within this document, the two terms convey a strategy of insurrection. Planners broadly use the term “insurgency” to describe the concept of achieving aims through a strategy of armed conflict and subversion against an indigenous government or occupying power. Planners use the term “resistance movement” to convey a unique type of insurgency that focuses on the removal of an occupying power. The difference in terminology is important to the concept of UW, because planners must understand the significant differences in dealing with a resistance movement that forms in response to an occupying power, and an insurgency that grows over time out of discontent for an oppressive regime. Planners generically use the term “resi...
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