Accession Number : ADA195303

Title :   The Question of External Control Over the Philippine Communist Party Insurgency.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kessler, Gary D

PDF Url : ADA195303

Report Date : 28 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Philippines is a centerpiece for U.S. political and forward deployment military strategies. As they relate to the Philippines, these strategies are currently being threatened, however, by a near revolutionary change in government in Manila, Soviet moves in the region, and a resurgence of the communist insurgency. This paper, wholly based on open-source material, focuses on the Philippine insurgency. A current priority U.S. policy concern is that this anti-American insurgency could seriously threaten U.S. interests in Asia and the Pacific by gaining control or significant influence in Manila. A concurrent U.S. concern is that either the Soviet Union or China, the major communist states, could translate material aid into significant control over the Philippine insurgency. This paper examines how susceptible the Philippine Communist Party (the CPP) and its military arm, the New Peoples Army (the NPA), are to control by either Moscow or Beijing through ideological or material support.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNISM, *INSURGENCY, *PHILIPPINES, ASIA, CHINA, POLITICAL PARTIES, USSR

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE