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Imposing excessive demands on the population may

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Unformatted text preview: constraints may initially dictate the size of the resistance organization. 2-53. As the resistance organization expands, its logistical requirements may exceed the capability of the area complex to provide adequate support. When this situation occurs, an external sponsor provides supplemental logistical support or the resistance organization reduces the scale of its activities. External support elements normally limit support to the necessities of life and the essential equipment and supplies the resistance needs to conduct combat operations. Internal sources of resistance supply include the following: Battlefield recovery. Purchase. Levy. Barter. Production. Confiscation. 2-54. Successful offensive operations permit resistance forces to satisfy some of their logistical requirements through battlefield recovery. Capturing supplies from hostile forces also avoids alienating civilians. The resistance organization normally limits its purchases to critical items unavailable by other means. Excessive introduction of external currency may disrupt the local economy, which may not be in the interest of the resistance organization or the United States. 2-55. The resistance organization may organize a levy system to ensure an equitable system for obtaining supplies from the local population. Under a levy system, the resistance organization provides receipts and maintains records of levy transactions to facilitate reimbursement at the end of hostilities. Obstacles to a levy system include— Chronic shortages among the local population. Hostile populace and resources control (PRC) measures, including confiscation or destruction of local resources. Competition from the hostile power or rival resistance organizations. Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) or other contamination of local resources. 2-56. Barter may adversely affect the levy system. However, it is sometimes the only method of obtaining critical services or items, such as medical su...
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