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Unformatted text preview: heir delaying and defensive mission. 2-14 TC 18-01 30 November 2010 Fundamentals of Resistance and Insurgency Figure 2-10. Permanent base security Outer Security Zone 2-50. Insurgent leaders develop and organize the auxiliary’s clandestine supporting infrastructure in the outer security zone. Clandestine LOCs connect the guerrilla base and other facilities within the area complex. The outer zone consists of multiple networks of auxiliary agents that provide passive and active surveillance of key enemy positions that would indicate a pending enemy operation, such as airfields, motor pools, army compounds, police stations, or choke points along major roadways. These auxiliary agents might also be in positions to observe indicators of pending offensive operations, such as the daily itineraries of key leaders, the absence of clientele at popular enemy recreation spots, or the arrival of new 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 2-15 Chapter 2 special units. Auxiliary personnel may also be in positions to monitor unsecured telephone and radio traffic, collect and sort the enemy’s trash, and take advantage of individual security force and soldier operational security awareness. Auxiliary members may also extort or intimidate enemy security personnel to procure operational information. Redundant collection methods and secure means of communications between auxiliary members and guerrilla bases provide the guerrillas with significant information that allows them to maintain the initiative over enemy security forces. Insurgent Logistics 2-51. Each resistance organization must develop a logistics system to meet the specific requirements of their situation. In general, however, a resistance organization meets its logistical requirements through a combination of internal and external means. 2-52. The area complex must provide the bulk of an insurgent organization’s logistical requirements. The area commander must balance his support requirements against his need for civilian cooperation. Imposing excessive demands on the population may adversely affect popular support. Logistical...
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