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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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Progressive Counterinsurgency and COIN

Progressive Counterinsurgency and COIN

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(p.243) 10 Progressive Counterinsurgency and COIN
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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/9780813178936.003.0011

This last chapter compares and contrasts the Progressive counterinsurgency strategy implemented by John J. Pershing in the Muslim Philippines with twenty-first-century counterinsurgency (COIN) guidelines as set forth in The U.S. Army * Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, first published in 2006. It argues that although modern COIN ideas have much to recommend them, American officers engaged in combatting Islamic militants today would be wise to study Pershing’s full-spectrum but more limited approach to counterinsurgency among Philippine Moros in the early twentieth century.

Keywords:   COIN, David Petraeus, Frank Carpenter, Department of Mindanao and Sulu, Filipinization, education, public health

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