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Unformatted text preview: vulnerable to guerrilla or underground operations? The enemy situation may change drastically from the current time to the time of a coalition invasion. 3-27. Depending on the length of the campaign effort, it is highly probable that the theater campaign plan was still in development at the time of the SFODA’s isolation planning and infiltration. The intelligence derived from the resistance in this phase is critical to the theater planning efforts. 3-28. Each level of SF HQ must identify potential objectives or lines of operations with their resistance counterparts as part of the overall UW campaign plan. SF units ensure the resistance efforts complement the theater campaign plans. Planners must take care to minimize the communication signature during 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 3-5 Chapter 3 coordination so that they do not burden or jeopardize resistance units while satisfying conventional planning procedures. 3-29. Once planners determine the type and scope of operations, they develop supporting capabilities specific to those efforts. Tasks outlined in the UW campaign plan or operation order drive supporting capabilities. The SFODA may start to coordinate for specific supplies via airdrop or other resupply methods. Planners need to prioritize resupply efforts for materials that forces cannot procure by other means. Every resupply operation comes with the risk of exposure and potential loss of the supporting apparatus. Planners need to develop and emplace capabilities without compromising the organization or future operations. If resistance efforts are to support a pending coalition D-Day (start of the coalition invasion), the capabilities—whether guerrilla, auxiliary, or underground—need to include notification and activation procedures that allow the synchronization of efforts with conventional forces. PHASE SIX—EMPLOYMENT 3-30. During the employment phase, the resistance force initiates an expanded scope of offensive operations to achieve the desired effects. The desired effects can range from causing the enemy to commit limited resources away from a pending in...
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