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Proposal to Establish a School for Irregular Warfare in the Philippines.

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Study project,

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The object of this paper is to present the authors humble thoughts and those of more renowned thinkers and writers on an aspect of the effort to counter insurgency in the Philippines. This is not an attempt to present what the author believes to be the one answer to subversion and insurgency. It is a presentation of one measure that he believes is not taken for granted or has just not been thought of by government and civilian sectors. In the course of the authors desire to better present his thesis, some ideas are acknowledge to have been borrowed from several materials which have served as references. In all modesty, however, some quotes were made more in a desire to show that the writers ideas, though perhaps not original, are not far fetched either. In a critical examination of some views, the writer has not the least intention of demeaning personalities but questioning merely the validity of certain ideas as against the authors own. The paper will not discuss insurgency and counterinsurgency models as a broad subject, but present relevant data on subversive insurgency operations in the Philippines and some of the countermeasures proposed and implemented and what the writer believes can be done to supplement the countermeasures. The author bears sole responsibility for this paper and neither binds the New Armed Forces of the Philippines to his views nor do these views reflect those of the Philippines armed forces. This paper is submitted this 8th day of April 1987 in satisfaction of the Military Studies Program of the United States Army War College.

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  • Unconventional Warfare

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