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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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