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Civil Resistance in the Future Operating Environment

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How can the U.S. Government influence dissident population groups engaged in civil resistance in foreign countries? How can SOF circumvent foreign government internet blockages or firewalls to communicate with dissident or resistance groups? What are the security challenges and risk factors associated with virtual or partially virtual special warfare operations such as FID, COIN, UW, or military information support operations? What are the doctrinal, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy considerations and requirements for SOF to gain a virtual special warfare capability?


  • Alter, William C., "The French Resistance: Learning from the Past to Improve Joint Doctrine," GCPME/ACSC, 2021, 58 pgs.