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Parameters VOL. 47 NO. 3 AUTUMN 2017

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FEATURES: Special Commentary. Limits of Negative Peace, Faces of Positive Peace — Patricia M. Shields. A Wake for Counterinsurgency? Abandoning Counterinsurgency: Reviving Antiterrorism Strategy—Steven Metz. Insurgent Defectors in Counterinsurgencies—Jacqueline L. Hazelton. War among (& for) the People. Rethinking NATO Policy…

Balik Terrorism: The Return of the Abu Sayyaf

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The author warns that despite the regeneration of the ASG as a bonafide terrorist organization, the primary security threat confronting the GRP comes from the Communist Party of the Philippines and their armed wing, the New People’s Army. To that…

Bounding the Global War on Terrorism

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The author examines three features of the war on terrorism as currently defined and conducted: (1) the administration’s postulation of the terrorist threat, (2) the scope and feasibility of U.S. war aims, and (3) the war’s political, fiscal, and military…

Globalization and the Nature of War

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The author explores the nature of war, and how it has changed as a result of globalization. He uses the Clausewitzian model of war’s trinity (political guidance, chance, and enmity) as a framework for understanding the nature of war, a…

Defeating Terrorism: Strategic Issue Analyses

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Within only a few days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Army War College initiated a series of short studies addressing strategic issues in the war on terrorism. This collection of essays analyzes a broad array…