By the early 1970s, counterinsurgency theorist Louis O. Giufrida, at the time running a subpart of the California Specialized Training Institute, had been secretly commissioned by Governor Ronald Reagan to develop scenarios for deploying “rapid reaction forces” integrating state and local SWAT teams with police political intelligence units, the national guard, FBI counterintelligence and SWAT personnel, military intelligence, and selected “patriotic” organizations to quell “civil disturbances”. Code-named “Garden Plot” and “Cable Splicer,” Giufrida’s plans were tentatively adopted by the Bureau, field-tested against [the American Indian Movement] during the 1973 siege of Wounded Knee, and, with by then President Ronald Reagan’s appointment of Giufrida as founding director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1982, in a refined form, fully incorporated into the structure of repression on a fully national basis.
Ward Churchill, The COINTELPRO Papers: documents from the FBI’s secret wars against dissent
… The purpose of the whole operation is to develop a coherent doctrine for the physical repression of political dissent, and to train personnel in its application. Garden Plot and Cable Splicer were officially (if secretly) commissioned plans to utilize the entire apparatus of state repression - the military, national guard, police and intelligence forces, as well as “private” organizations - in a coordinated manner to put down “civil disorders” within the U.S.