Accession Number : ADA226242
Title : Counterinsurgency in the Philippines. Problems and Prospects
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY-AIR FORCE CENTER FOR LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT LANGLEY AFB VA
Personal Author(s) : Stephan, Robert B
Report Date : Oct 1989
Pagination or Media Count : 53
Abstract : This research project examines the Aquino government's response to the nationwide communist insurgency in the Philippines on three levels: the political, the socioeconomic, and the military. Each of these are interrelated and together provide a cogent picture of the insurgency movement. Additionally, the study shows that the primary New People's Army (NPA) objective is to create a new regime based on egalitarian values and centrally controlled structures designed to mobilize the people and radically transform the social structure within the existing political community. It suggests the political war in the countryside favors the NPA in many areas because it is the only organization providing basic social services to the people. While looking at some of the goals, techniques, strategies, and accomplishments of the NPA, we were able to examine possible policy options for both the Aquino government and the United States.
Descriptors : *COUNTERINSURGENCY , TACTICAL ANALYSIS , PHILIPPINES , LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT , POLITICAL SCIENCE , TERRORISM
Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE