From my perspective and having worked with resistance movements in the past and currently doing so in the REDACTED theater my points are as follows:
I see the III per’s as the force multipliers of their given AOR. They are the ODA, if you will, the A-Detachment of their local area. As you are aware resistance movements are generally comprised of three elements; Guerrilla Force, in our case the militia; the Auxiliary which are your service and support troops as well as your local tactical reserve, and the Underground which is generally comprised of in-place agents and those who live day to day amongst the occupying forces and service intelligence collection requirements etc the Underground element also generally houses the political wing of the resistance movement.
Our three per center’s are by and large focused on militia level tasks (understandably not true of all of the individuals involved) and many of them seem comfortable in that realm. Considering that many of the “units” have been in existence since the 90’s they should have their TTP’S down to the point where they can teach others in the future and in some cases support newly recruited resistance/guerrilla force members.
Survivalism for the sake of survival is pointless. In my mind surviving is part of force protection. You must preserve your force so that it can fight when needed and attain your strategic goals. That means feeding, sheltering, training, providing medical care, as well as buoying morale etc. In that sense many of the survivalist type skill sets are important though more so to your Auxiliary and Underground element than to your guerrilla’s. We want our guerrilla’s training to fight. We want our Auxiliary and Underground units prepping food, loading ammunition, gathering intelligence, governing their local areas politically, running hospitals/medical care, teaching and more or less running the underground society.
A collapse is a collapse and we must be poised to fill the gap caused by what will be in some cases a lack of governmental authority, services etc and in others be prepared to shadow govern until we overtake the enemy. We must control our areas of responsibility/area of operations and we aren’t going to let criminal gangs, enemy forces and/or disparate elements dominate our terrain. In the words of an old rebel…”yer either with us or again’ us”
In my humble opinion local militia units, operating with political allies and service and support elements must be prepared to recruit, train, and lead those not yet committed to the fight. We must also keep in mind our end state which is the re-establishment of the constitutional republic. This means keeping our future political forces honest and on task. We don’t want to exhaust ourselves during the fighting to have achieved victory, which we will, and then have the political movement take us down the wrong road. We also don’t want our war fighters governing.
Lastly, our force multipliers should have established liaison officers/elements that are currently interfacing with third party political movements, service and support personnel such as local doctors, engineers, IT personnel and the whole gamut of service and support personnel that are going to be required to run a resistance movement. The LNO individual or element doesn’t need to out himself. He can involve himself with the individuals or entities as needed though an established relationship will be easier to capitalize on in the future when you show up at the local doctors and tell him you need his services.
Overall survival and survival related tasks are important to our movement though they are a complimentary skill set not the be all, end all of what we do and why we exist. I’m not into surviving. I’m into victory and re-attaining our constitutional republic!
I’ve rushed this and hope it’s not convoluted.
LATER, from Virgil:
Thanks, if I need to clarify anything and/or add some depth to it let me know and I will. Again, I appreciate the anonymity. We plan on addressing these issues . . . in the future and as we post the information I will share with you so that you can reach your readership and in that way we’ll be able to get more people prepared and more importantly ACTING! We need to instill in people that we are in conflict NOW.
Everyone is getting ready. Ready for what?
We are currently in conflict with leviathan. Granted it’s political for the most part and information operation/psychological operation related though it will go kinetic soon enough. I am NOT suggesting that anyone jump the gun and precipitate offensive action as like you I believe we can’t have a Ft Sumter. We need to act with moral authority when we do act and we don’t possess that authority just yet…it will come as the statists can’t control themselves and they will revert to violence to achieve their ends. This will be their undoing.