Accession Number : ADA186623

Title :   The Dilemma of an Ally.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Cantos, Aurelio J

PDF Url : ADA186623

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The report practically reveals the strength and weaknesses of an ally's air capability. It describes its previous records and how it stands today in performing its role of supporting its government in the fight against insurgencies on the Philippines. A depiction of some difficulties it is facing today and it has faced before which affect its effectiveness as a tactical organization is discussed. This is correlated to the probable type of conflict it is facing in the years to come. In the end, suggestion was made in some areas where it can improve its posture to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines in fighting the war against communist insurgencies. A message is being delivered to that in case of future intervention the United States can study and understand first the problem of a poor country and will not fall into the same 'trap' that it did similar to the situation in South Vietnam.

Descriptors :   *INSURGENCY, *PHILIPPINES, COMMUNISM, CONFLICT, ORGANIZATIONS, COUNTERINSURGENCY, UNITED STATES, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE