A simplified hypothetical framework, based on historical precedents and intelligence strategies, might include the following steps:
Infiltration: The agency would begin by infiltrating the movement.
Recruitment: The agency could try to recruit insiders within the movement to act as informants or influence-brokers.
Information Warfare: Intelligence agencies often use information to shape perceptions and narratives.
Manipulation: Agents within the movement could attempt to manipulate its direction by proposing actions or policies that align with the agency’s objectives.
Provocation: In some cases, agencies may provoke the movement into taking actions that could discredit it or justify external intervention.
Transition: Once the current leadership is destabilized, the agency could seek to install leaders who are more susceptible to influence.
Consolidation: Once new leadership is in place, the agency would work to consolidate their position and guide the movement towards its objectives.
From COINTEL 2.0