Accession Number:

ADA202750

Title:

Insurgency: A Formidable Threat to Philippine Security

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

A critical analysis of past events, attempted solutions, and the underlying assumptions in the past studies of the problem of insurgency in the Philippines is provided by the research paper. It addresses the characteristic and dynamics of insurgency problem for creating the situations which brought about insurgency. From the root cause, the author traced the events which complicated the issues involved. The impact of the colonial powers which dominated the country for more than 400 years were shown to have played the greater part. As the paper concluded that insurgency is the most formidable threat to the Philippine national security, it recommends holistic solution involving efforts by the whole machinery of the Philippine Government as necessary to stop the threat.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE