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foreign internal defense

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-0) Foreign internal defense is the participation by civilian and military agencies of a government in any of the action programs taken by another government to free and protect its society from subversion, lawlessness, and insurgency.



Broader Terms:

Irregular Warfare

Related Terms:

combating terrorism
foreign internal defense augmentation force
nation assistance
Security Force Assistance
special operations
support to insurgency
unconventional warfare

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