Civilian-Based Defense Association

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Civilian-Based Defense Association (CBD) "is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1982 to promote widespread consideration of civilian-based defense (CBD) and to engage in educational activities to bring CBD to public attention.

"CBD means protecting a nation against invasions or coups d'etat by preparing its citizens to resist aggression or usurpation by withholding cooperation and by active noncooperation rather than military force. Tactics include strikes, encouraging invading forces to desert, encouraging other countries to use sanctions against the invader, etc. Citizens would learn how to use CBD before aggression starts, which distinguishes it from spontaneous resistance. Prior preparation and publicity would enhance its effectiveness and also make it a deterrent to attack." [1]

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  1. Home Page, CBD, accessed July 13, 2007.
  2. About, CBD, accessed July 13, 2007.