CPs may also be established in a dispersed area. A dispersed CP has its elements spread out in cells.
This makes the CP more difficult for the enemy to detect; it also presents a less lucrative target. A
dispersed CP does not have a single perimeter. Each cell has some form of security. A dispersed CP
calls for local security around the area containing the cells. Figure 1-2 is an illustration of a dispersed
CP in an urban area.
Figure 1-2. A Dispersed CP.
It is both possible and necessary to conduct an organized operations security (OPSEC) effort to reduce
the probability of detection and disruption by the enemy. The main CP will be a principal target of
enemy surveillance systems of all kinds. These include electronic, infrared, photo, and human
systems. The latter may well include infiltrators, spies, saboteurs, and guerrillas.