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lines of action compared and weighed. The line of action
offering the greatest likelihood of success is selected. Because
of the complex nature of domestic disturbances, it should be
borne in mind that any plan of action may require the com-
mitting of troops concurrently in scattered areas, often in
small independent units.
(5) Paragraph 5 (Decision). The decision, based on the
foregoing estimate, is expressed in a brief statement clearly
outlining the line of action adopted. The statement should
cover as much of the elements of who, when, where, and
how as the circumstances justify or permit.
32. GENERAL PLAN. With the decision contained in
the estimate of the situation as the basis, the next logical step
is for the commander to outline a general plan of procedure.
This will make clear the over-all program of action against
the lawless elements, and constitute the structure for a
detailed plan of action.
33. SPECIFIC PLAN. a. Staff procedure will ordinarily
be as prescribed for combat duty, but with specific assign-
ments to the various staff sections to adjust the work load
to eliminate bottlenecks. The force commander will estimate
the number and types of troops available and equipment
needs. He will take steps to secure whatever additional forces
and material are needed. Bivouac areas and assembly points
should be listed, and areas of responsibility assigned.
b. The civil defense officer will determine the extent to
which the State war council and various local agencies may
aid in accomplishing the mission, and will prepare plans for
their use. Coordination of the activities of such units with
the military will be through the regular law enforcement
channels. Duties in which these units may assist include:
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