The U.S. Army and Counterinsurgency in the Philippine War, 1899-1902
By Brian McAllister Linn
276 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 15 halftones, 3 maps, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4948-4
Published: December 2000
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After defeating the Philippine Republic's conventional forces in 1899, the U.S. Army was broken up into small garrisons to prepare Luzon for colonial rule. The Filipino nationalists transformed their resistance into a guerrilla warfare that varied so greatly from region to region in its organization, strategy, and tactics that early American attempts at centralization and nonmilitary pacification were useless. The study offers new insights for counterinsurgency theory and for the study of America's military experience in Asia.
"Influence[s] in lasting ways our understanding of both the Philippine War and counterinsurgency in general."--David F. Trask, Chief Historian Emeritus, U.S. Army Center of Military History