Philippines: January 19, 2002



The 400-650 US troops coming into the country will train Filipino troops in the use of new equipment (night vision and communications stuff, plus weapons drills) and show units the most effective tactics to use with this stuff. For decades, the US army has concentrated on night operations and have become quite good at it. Another American specialty is 24 hour operations (using shifts of troops.) This technique would run the rebels ragged and make it easier to locate and capture them.

Article Archive

Philippines: Current 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999