Accession Number:

ADA495513

Title:

Guerrilla Counterintelligence: Insurgent Approaches to Neutralizing Adversary Intelligence Operations

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV HURLBURT FIELD FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Insurgent groups need to secure their operations to ensure effectiveness. This leads them to develop counterintelligence rules and an organizational structure that ensures security. In small groups this may be limited to security-focused rules of conduct, but as groups grow in size and complexity, the need for a more robust security organization is needed. Dr. Turbiville highlights the critical element of security and how insurgent groups ignore it at their peril. Piercing a groups intelligence capabilities can be critical in undermining its operations. One of the greatest threats to insurgent groups internal security is infiltration. Shielding itself from government and military infiltration is a critical element in ensuring an insurgent groups freedom of operation. Ultimately, this requires the local population to either actively support or passively tolerate the insurgents. The populations loyalty, a fundamental tenet of irregular warfare, is the objective of both sides fighting in an insurgency. This monograph has significant implications for U.S. Special Operations Forces SOF as they continue to operate in both combat and noncombat zones against groups desiring to overthrow existing governments. To counteract an insurgency, SOF and the host nation must overcome the insurgent groups internal security processes while protecting their own operations and organizations from insurgent infiltration.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE