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the value of the relationship.
3-19. The resistance leader and U.S. advisors must agree upon C2 arrangements within the bounds of
higher-level political and military agreements. The specifics of a resistance organization depend on local
conditions. UW requires centralized direction and decentralized execution under conditions that place great
demands on the resistance organization and its leadership. Armed rebellion inherently creates an
ambiguous and unstructured environment. No two resistance organizations need the same degree or level
of organization. All levels of command should consider the following factors when advising the resistance
leadership concerning organization: The effectiveness of the existing resistance organization. The extent of cooperation between the resistance organization and the local population. The level of hostile activity and security measures. The political boundaries, natural terrain features, potential targets, and population density of the
operations environment. The religious, ethnic, political, and ideological differences among elements of the population
and competing resistance organizations. The proposed type and scope of combat operations. The degree of U.S. influence with the resistance organization.
3-20. It is important that the SFODAs understand and report the strengths and weaknesses of the resistance
group. With this feedback, higher commanders can develop the UW campaign plan to effectively leverage
the strengths of the different groups while mitigating the inherent weaknesses. MIS assessments are
important sources of information that aid in understanding these strengths and weaknesses. These
assessments aid in understanding the cultural, religious, economic, and social factors affecting the
operational environment and the resistance movement. This analysis also provides key insights into
relationships and other influences affecting the behavior of targeted groups.
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