Lessons from a Successful Counterinsurgency: The Philippines, 1899-1902

Deady, Timothy K.
March 2005
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Spring2005, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p53
Academic Journal
Presents lessons from a successful counterinsurgency during the Philippine insurrection in 1899 to 1902. Use of the United States' experience during the Philippine insurrection and its aftermath to extrapolate a strategy suitable for countering and defeating insurgencies; Translation of the author's review of the strategy and its application during the 1899 - 1902 period into lessons learned with specific implications for ongoing operations in Afghanistan and Iraq; Suggestion that victory in today's counterinsurgencies requires the same patience, dedication and willingness to remain that it did a century ago.


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