14 iunie 2018

Where Did the U.S. Go Wrong in the Philippines? A Hard Look at a ‘Success’ Story

warontherocks.com

Since the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Special Operations Forces have been involved in training and assisting their Philippine counterparts. This has been hailed as a successful mission , with a small footprint , an acceptable price tag, and few Americans returning home in body bags. And yet, 17 years later, I and other analysts of Philippine security issues are still writing about ungoverned space, the proliferation of radical groups, and endemic corruption within the Armed Forces of [...]