Accession Number:

AD0772685

Title:

The Philippine Constabulary as a Counterinsurgency Force, 1948-1954

Descriptive Note:

Individual study rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the study is to determine if the Philippine Constabulary was an effective counterinsurgency force and if this Philippine experience produced lessons learned appropriate for inclusion in US Army roles, missions, or doctrine. To place the Constabulary in proper context, consideration was also given to the Communist insurgents, other government forces, and external support provided the opposing forces. The evidence indicates that the Constabulary was an effective counterinsurgency force, however, success came only after political, social, and economic operations were combined with military operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE