Their methods and missions are:
Act alone or join other sympathizers.
Conduct random acts against targets of opportunity.
Avoid well-protected targets.
Pick own time and place to strike.
Their likely targets include convoys, communication lines, public utilities, and remote radar and
Sympathizers use bought, stolen, and handmade weapons and equipment. They may also use
weapons and equipment supplied by threat agents. These include small automatic weapons and
Sympathizers can be expected to operate in the TA's rear areas. This includes division and corps rear
Threat Activity Level II
Level II activities will be accomplished by:
o (Unconventional forces) - OPFOR special-purpose forces (SPF)
o (Combat forces) - Troop reconnaissance groups
Unconventional forces. These consist of skilled officers, warrant officers, and senior NCOs. They are
well-trained in demolitions, communications, and foreign weapons. Their teams will have members that
are fluent in the appropriate language of the country that they have infiltrated. They will also be well-
trained in the culture of the infiltrated country. These forces will normally be deployed as squad size
These teams use methods including airdrop, helicopter, vehicles, foot patrols or by sea. Their uniforms
could be U.S., friendly forces or they could wear civilian clothing. Their primary targets have the same
mission profile as all the rear battle threat units:
Nuclear weapons and their storage sites.
Command control facilities.
Major logistic facilities.
Air and air defense assets.
OPFOR special-purpose forces are oriented against very specific targets. These forces will also attack
targets of opportunity or link up to form a larger force. This would be less than battalion size. They
then would conduct raids or ambushes.
Special purpose forces will harass units throughout the rear area. In wartime there is a SPF brigade
assigned at front level. Each front, army, and division deploys specially trained troops to insert by
parachute, helicopter, light aircraft, or infiltration to conduct special reconnaissance. The OPFOR