You can read Part I here.
Brigadier “Mad Mike” Calvert’s second recommendation was to raise an unconventional force to hunt the Communist Terrorists (CTs) in their jungle hideouts. This became the Ferret Force.
Named after the predator that wolfs down rats (the CTs being the rats in this case), the Ferret Force consisted of both soldiers and civilians. The addition of civilians gave them an organic intelligence capability since most of them were Chinese who’d resisted Communism’s lures.