regime of oppression. Implicit terror always accompanies weapons, since the people areinternally "aware" that they can be used against them, but as long as explicit coercion isavoided, positive attitudes can be achieved with respect to the pr esence of armedguerrillas within the population.
4. Armed Propaganda Teams
Armed Propaganda Teams (EPA) are formed through a careful selection of persuasiveand highly motivated guerrillas who move about within the population, encouraging the people to support the guerrillas and put up resistance against the enemy. It combines ahigh degree of political awareness and the "armed" propaganda ability of the guerrillastoward a planned, programmed, and controlled effort.The careful selection of the staff, based on their persuasiveness in informal discussionsand their ability in combat, is more important than their degree of education or thetraining program. The tactics of the Armed Propaganda Teams are carried out cove rtly,and should be parallel to the tactical effort in guerrilla warfare. The knowledge of the psychology of the population is primary for the Armed Propaganda Teams, but muchmore intelligence data will be obtained from an EPA program in the area of oper ations.
5. Development and Control of the "Front" Organizations
The development and control of "front" (or facade) organizations is carried out throughsubjective internal control at group meetings of "inside cadres," and the calculations of the time for the fusion of these combined efforts to be applied to the masses .Established citizens-doctors, lawyers, businessmen, teachers, etc.-will be recruitedinitially as "Social Crusaders" in typically "innocuous" movements in the area of operations. When their "involvement" with the clandestine organization is revealed to them, this supplies the psychological pressure to use them as "inside cadres" in groups towhich they already belong or of which they can be members.Then they will receive instruction in techniques of persuasion over control of targetgroups to support our democratic revolution, through a gradual and skillful process. Acell control system isolates individuals from one another, and at the appropriate moment,their influence is used for the fusion of groups in a united national front.
6. Control of Meetings and Mass Assemblies
The control of mass meetings in support of guerrilla warfare is carried out internallythrough a covert commando element, bodyguards, messengers, shock forces (initiators of incidents), placard carriers (also used for making signals), shouters of slogans, everythingunder the control of the outside commando element.When the cadres are placed or recruited in organizations such as labor unions, youthgroups agrarian organizations or professional associations, they will begin to manipulate