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This topic is one of interest because in both the Philippines and Vietnam the United States gave assistance to the local government in fighting a communist insurgency. In addition, many of the key American counter-insurgency commanders involved in the Philippines later went on to play key roles in the counter-insurgency strategy in Vietnam. My research is going to look into the specific reasons why counter-insurgency was effective in the Philippines but later failed to be effective in Vietnam despite the similarity of the insurgencies and the same counter-insurgent command structure.
Anthony N. Talbott
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
Emmett, Robert M., "Research exercise: Comparing US Counter-insurgency Actions in the Philippines in 1950s and Vietnam in 1960s: Why did One Succeed and One Fail?" (2013). Stander Symposium Posters. 251.