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a comprehensive but flexible plan of operations based on
c. Intelligence planning calls for the gathering and evalu-
ation of information from many sources, both military and
civilian, and for detailed preparation of plans by the com-
mander's general and special staffs. This information is
obtained in the following manner:
(I) If time and distance permit, information should be
obtained from civil authorities as to places where troops
may be quartered, where disturbances are most likely to
occur, and, in general, the action to be expected from the
lawless element, especially as to whether the arrival of
troops would be the signal for more violent outbreaks. It
is desirable to send military personnel in civilian clothes
to the scene of the disturbance prior to the arrival of troops
in uniform. Information relative to the lawless elements
should normally include their numbers, activities, organiza-
tion, leaders, places of assembly, methods of operation,
equipment, newspapers and radio stations controlled by
or friendly to them, nature and extent of their grievances,
type and extent of property destroyed, and preparations
made by this element for carrying on operations. Much of
this information may be readily secured from the police
department and county sheriff, State police and traffic patrols,
supplemented by private detective agencies, railroad detec-
tives, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and
Bureau of Internal Revenue, inspectors of the Post Office
Department, customs agents, and the city health officer.
These sources can also give the locations of headquarters of
the veterans and similar organizations that may be helpful
in restoring law and order. Conferences should be arranged
with leaders of such organizations to determine their atti-
tude, strength, and the degree of cooperation that may be
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United States. War Department. Domestic disturbances, book, July 30, 1945; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96652/m1/24/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.