Book Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) / Otto C. Fiala ; foreword by Kirk Smith [and] Anders Löfberg.
Publication year: 2020.
Call Number U262 .F53 2020
Media class: Book
Publisher: MacDill Air Force Base, Florida : The Joint Special Operations University Press
ISBN: 9781941715437 1941715435
Originally published: Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) & the Swedish Defence University, 2019.
"Semper preparate" -- Cover.
Extent: xvi, 267 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"The primary focus of the Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) is developing a nationally authorized, organized resistance capability prior to an invasion and full or partial occupation resulting in a loss of territory and sovereignty. Resistance, as a form of warfare, can be conceived as part of a layered, in-depth national defense. Toward this end, the ROC first seeks to delineate the concept of national resilience in a pre-crisis environment. Second, the ROC seeks to develop resistance requirements, and support planning and operations in the event that an adversary compromises or violates the sovereignty and independence of an allied or partner nation. The ROC attempts to demonstrate both the significance of national resilience and the criticality of maintaining legitimacy during the conduct of resistance operations during the struggle to restore and resume national sovereignty. This publication will serve as a cornerstone of knowledge for strategists, policymakers, researchers, academics, and practitioners involved in furthering resistance capabilities" -- Publisher's website.
Introduction -- Resilience as a foundation for resistance -- Resistance -- Interagency planning and preparation -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Legal considerations -- Appendix B. Methods of nonviolent resistance -- Appendix C. Russian hybrid warfare tactics and considerations -- Appendix D. Second World War resistance case studies. France : World War II resistance -- Poland : World War II resistance -- Philippines : World War II Filipino and American resistance -- The Forest brothers : World War II and post-World War II Baltic resistance to Soviet occupation -- Appendix E. Cold War resistance case studies. Historical U.S. support framework to NATO stay-behind groups -- Switzerland : total defense model -- Italy : stay-behind group - Operation Gladio -- Norway : stay-behind group - Rocambole --- Appendix F. Case studies lessons learned -- Appendix G. Assessing resilience -- Appendix H. Population interaction with foreign occupier -- Appendix I. Swedish government Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) : If crisis or war comes pamphlet -- Appendix J. Government interagency planning and preparation chart.