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Population Isolation in the Philippine War: A Case Study

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Technical Report,01 Jun 2014,21 May 2015

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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This monograph describes population isolation as a measure of pacification during the Philippine War. The US military applied population isolation to achieve the political and military objectives of winning this war. The employment of population isolation took many different forms on the islands of Luzon, Samar, and Marinduque. A discussion covering these areas, with a focus on the leaders, duration, and level of intensity will help in understanding the breadth of population isolation in the Philippines. Slightly over half of the provinces in the Philippines had conflict between the Americans and the insurrectos. Areas of concentration occurred in a minority of those provinces. Scholarly works have discussed population isolation during the Philippine War, but none encapsulates the details and the differences of this process in a single literary work.

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