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1-2. Enabling a resistance movement or insurgency entails the development of an underground and
guerrilla forces, as well as supporting auxiliaries for each of these elements. Resistance movements or
insurgencies always have an underground element. The armed component of these groups is the guerrilla
force and is only present if the resistance transitions to conflict. The combined effects of two interrelated
lines of effort largely generate the end result of a UW campaign. The efforts are armed conflict and
subversion. Forces conduct armed conflict, normally in the form of guerrilla warfare, against the security
apparatus of the host nation (HN) or occupying military. Conflict also includes operations that attack and
degrade enemy morale, organizational cohesion, and operational effectiveness and separate the enemy from
the population. Over time, these attacks degrade the ability of the HN or occupying military to project
military power and exert control over the population. Subversion undermines the power of the government
or occupying element by portraying it as incapable of effective governance to the population.
1-3. Department of Defense Directive (DODD) 3000.07, Irregular Warfare, recognizes that IW is as
strategically important as traditional warfare. UW is inherently a USG interagency effort, with a scope that
frequently exceeds the capabilities of the DOD alone. There are numerous, uniquely defined terms
associated with UW (Figure 1-1, page 1-2). These terms developed over the years from various military
and government agencies, as well as the academic world. Many of the terms used to define UW appear to
closely resemble one another and most are found in Joint Publication (JP) 1-02, Department of Defense
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, or JP 3-05, Doctrine for Joint Special Operations.
1-4. The following chapters contain vital information for U.S. forces. In addition, there are four
appendixes. Appendix A provides an example o...
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