6. Displacement

  • restricts the actions movements of outside insurgents
  • sever local support for outside insurgents (scortched earth policy removes and resources the insurgents can use)
  • improve govenrment's ability to protect the group (move them near a road)
  • concentration improve government's ability to monitor the group
  • relocation assumes the insurgents are embedded in the population
  • changing the environment makes it easier to trap internal supporters because they are out of their element
  • this could trigger a backlash with the local population
  • an admission of failure on the governments part


  • displacement on the cheap
  • rape and mindless terror motivates civilians to flee
  • if you have the media it only takes one act
  • if the non commited run then the insurgents are the ones who stay
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