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The Philippine Navy's Strategic Sail Plan 2020: A Strong and Credible Force by 2020

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Technical Report

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The Philippine Navy PN has been trying to implement a Strategic Sail Plan 2020. The Strategic Sail Plan 2020 vision states that the PN will be a strong and credible Navy that the Philippines nation can be proud of by 2020. Its task is daunting. The PN is burdened with obsolescent equipment without a budget for replacements or modernization. The aspects that the PN has more control over training, education, organization, doctrine, personnel, and good governance are emphasized in its Strategic Sail Plan Strategy Map as the way forward to achieving its mission. This study will review the efforts by the PN and analyze them under a framework of ends, ways, and means and analyze the means through the doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities domains. It argues that the PN envisioned in the Strategic Sail Plan 2020 is not feasible while there are alternative, more affordable options that would meet the island nations needs.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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