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American DatuJohn J. Pershing and Counterinsurgency Warfare in the Muslim Philippines, 1899-1913$
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Ronald K. Edgerton

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178936

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178936.001.0001

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The Mailed Fist of Progressive Counterinsurgency

The Mailed Fist of Progressive Counterinsurgency

Pershing’s Lake Lanao Campaigns, 1902–1903

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(p.55) 2 The Mailed Fist of Progressive Counterinsurgency
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American Datu
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Ronald K. Edgerton

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178936.003.0003

In late 1902 and early 1903, Capt. Pershing implemented very deliberate, methodical, and unspectacular counterinsurgency tactics in neutralizing Maranao Moro insurgency in Lanao—nothing flashy or especially innovative or brilliant. But when military success is measured by victory after victory achieved without massive loss of life, especially to his own troops, his Lake Lanao campaigns proved remarkably successful and made him into a hero among his countrymen.

Keywords:   tactics, cholera, unconditional surrender, cotta, Maciu, Bacolod, Taraca

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