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dc.contributor.advisorChristoffersen, Gaye
dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Lyman
dc.contributor.authorEspino, Irineo C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:31:07Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:31:07Z
dc.date.issued2004-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1269
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution in unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the role of paramilitary forces in the counterinsurgency operations being launched by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People's Army (NPA). The Philippine government and the AFP firmly believe that the present Civilian Armed Force Geographical Unit Active Auxiliary (CAA) is an essential component of the AFP's Operational clear-hold-support methodology. Many scholars have argued that separating the Communist guerrillas from the populace is an important element in winning the counterinsurgency campaign. Isolating the Communist insurgents is done through the creation of local militia. However, some authors contend it would be dangerous for any government to train paramilitary forces because, in the long term, the governments are unsure of the future loyalties of these paramilitary forces. They may currently be working for the government, but as they work and gain skills, these paramilitary forces could use these same skills against the government in the future. Thus, it is quite dangerous to train paramilitary forces. The Philippine paramilitaries are good examples of paramilitary forces being used effectively for counterinsurgency. Their primary task of protecting the communities and the people from the coercive and abusive acts of the Communist insurgents are achieved. They are an effective counterinsurgency force because of proper training as well as command and control. This thesis concludes that the Philippine government and the AFP are headed in the right operational direction for utilizing paramilitary forces for village defense and as the protectors of the people. The paramilitary forces in the Philippines need the proper training as well as command and control in order to make these paramilitary forces effective counterinsurgency forces.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/counterinsurgenc109451269
dc.format.extentxiv, 78 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshParamilitary forcesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPhilippinesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunismen_US
dc.titleCounterinsurgency the role of paramilitariesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorParamilitary Forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorCounterinsurgency Operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorThe Philippinesen_US
dc.subject.authorArmed Forces of the Philippinesen_US
dc.subject.authorAFPen_US
dc.subject.authorCommunist Party of the Philippinesen_US
dc.subject.authorCCPen_US
dc.subject.authorNew People's Armyen_US
dc.subject.authorNPAen_US
dc.subject.authorCivilian Armed Force Geographical Unit Active Auxiliaryen_US
dc.subject.authorCAAen_US
dc.subject.authorCounterinsurgency Forcesen_US
dc.description.serviceColonel, Philippine Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in Security Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Security Building in a Post-Conflict Environment)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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