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dc.contributor.advisorChristoffersen, Gaye
dc.contributor.authorManalo, Eusaquito P.
dc.dateDecember 2004
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:30:57Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:30:57Z
dc.date.issued2004-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1218
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe emergence of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the early 1990s represented the radicalization of the Filipino Muslim separatist movement. Despite the initial success of the joint Philippine and U.S. Balikatan exercise against the Abu Sayyaf on 2002, the ASG has continued to carry out attacks on lightly guarded or "soft" targets, the same way international terrorist groups have been known to do. The anarchic region of Central Mindanao has become a training base for the Southeast Asian terror organizations and a refuge for Abu Sayyaf. The war on terrorism has changed the lives of the Filipinos and strained the capacities of the government. Over the years, the Philippines has fought terrorism in many ways. It has retaliated militarily, prosecuted terrorists, preempted terrorist attacks, implemented defensive measures, and addressed some of the causes of terrorism. To some degree, all suffer from limited effectiveness and applicability. This thesis analyzes the Philippine response to terrorism and determines how it should develop an effective strategy to counter terrorism. This study also discusses the government organizational structure and the problems faced by the Philippine government agencies in addressing the terrorism specifically posed by the Abu Sayyaf. In addition, this thesis presents a case study of Abu Sayyaf by analyzing its organizational and operational tools in the maintenance of its terrorist capability. Finally, this thesis examines the government bureaucracy and its capability to respond to the threats posed by terrorism.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thephilippineres109451218
dc.format.extentxviii, 94 p.: col. mapsen_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owneren_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPhilippinesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshGovernment policyen_US
dc.titleThe Philippine response to terrorism: the Abu Sayyaf Groupen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMiller, H. Lyman
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of National Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorAbu Savyaf Groupen_US
dc.subject.authorASGen_US
dc.subject.authorThe Philippinesen_US
dc.subject.authorTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorCounterterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorAl Qaedaen_US
dc.subject.authorJemaah Islamiyaen_US
dc.subject.authorMoro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)en_US
dc.subject.authorMindanaoen_US
dc.description.serviceColonel, Philippine Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in Security Studies (Security Building in Post Conflict Environments)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Security Building in Post Conflict Environments)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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