COMBATING SUBVERSIVELY MANIPULATED CIVIL DISTURBANCES
AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS
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Civil disturbances have occurred throughout history in many areas of the world, especially during periods of rapid social, economic, and political change. Recent civil disturbances manipulated to subvert existing governmental authority have added a new dimension to the problem of maintaining internal security. The participants in a subversively manipulated civil disturbance can be identified as 1 the dissident groups 2 the crowd 3 the subversive manipulators 4 the internal security forces and 5 the general population of the community concerned. The principal protagonists are the internal security forces and the subversive manipulators. The civil disturbance consists of four identifiable phases 1 the precrowd phase 2 the crowd phase 3 the civil disturbance phase and 4 the post civil disturbance phase. During each of these phases the subversive manipulators and the internal security forces are engaged in characteristic forms of behavior in order to accomplish their respective objectives. Each of the protagonists encounters problems in attempting to gain his objectives and employs specific methods and techniques in performing functions designed to solve the problems and attain the objectives. A systematic study of the patterns of development of civil disturbances and the tactics of the subversive manipulators is made to identify countermeasures for controlling the subversive manipulation of civil disturbances.
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