URBAN WARFARE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE MARAWI CRISIS

dc.contributor.advisorBlanken, Leo J.
dc.contributor.authorGarceron, Adolf Ian M.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.contributor.secondreaderSepp, Kalev I.
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-21T00:25:45Z
dc.date.available2020-08-21T00:25:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-06
dc.description.abstractOn May 23, 2017, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) launched an operation against the appointed leader of the terrorist group, ISIS-Philippines. This operation was conducted by the AFP-Joint Special Operation Group (AFP-JSOG), the unit in charge of counterterrorism operations of the AFP, inadvertently starting the five-month-long urban battle against ISIS-Philippines in Marawi City. Subsequently, AFP-JSOG, designated as JTG-Vector during the Marawi siege, has contributed significantly to the clearing of the main battle area from the start to the end of the battle. This thesis used a heuristic single case study and identified the lessons learned that should be considered for the preparation of the AFP in future urban warfare. The lessons learned were generally based on the successes and failures in the operations of JTG-Vector. Ultimately, the recommendations of this study were practical for the improvement of the capability of the AFP in urban warfare. This study produced recommendations for the procurement of additional weapons and equipment that mainly influenced the outcome of JTG-Vector’s operations against the terrorists. Also, this study recommended the adoption of TTP developed during the siege that worked against terrorists and proved favorable for the welfare and safety of government forces.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Philippine Armyen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid34315
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/65523
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.authorArmed Forces of the Philippinesen_US
dc.subject.authorAFPen_US
dc.subject.authorurban warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorMarawien_US
dc.subject.authorMarawi crisisen_US
dc.subject.authorMarawi siegeen_US
dc.subject.authorAFP-Joint Special Operation Groupen_US
dc.subject.authorAFP-JSOGen_US
dc.subject.authorJTG-Vectoren_US
dc.titleURBAN WARFARE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE MARAWI CRISISen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
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