The Philippine Insurgency and Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Counter-Insurgency: Is there a Strategy that Works, Really?

For nearly 400 years, the Philippines has faced on internal, ongoing insurgency of some kind. Just since WW II, these groups have included the HUKs,the New Peoples Liberation Army (NPA),The Abu Sayyaf, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and even the Jemiah Islamiya out of Indonesia.

In this television program broadcast in Hawaii, David Day interviews Mr. Al Santoli, the CEO of Asia America Initiative, a non-profit NGO headquartered in Washington D. C. on the challenges these insurgencies pose for the Philippines. In this fascinating conversation, Mr. Santoli describes a unique, multi-generational counter-insurgency strategy that his foundation is now successfully conducting in the radical Muslim islands of the Southern Philippines.

Mr. Al Santoli has also been a successful peace mediator between the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the U.S. Military, and the radical Muslim groups in these islands.

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