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The 1st Special Forces Group has played a significant role in the Philippines over the past several decades. This is especially true for the decade following the 9/11 attack against the United States.

Following the terrorist attacks on the U.S. in September 2001 U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) stepped up their training engagements in the Philippines. This engagement included training up a counterterrorist force as well as countering insurgent and terrorist forces by implementing Security Assistance, Civic Action, and Humanitarian projects.


Publications about SF in the Philippines

RAND Corporation, U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Philippines, 2001-2014, by Linda Robinson, Patrick B. Johnston, and Gillian S. Oak, April 2016. This report examines the 14-year experience of U.S. special operations forces in the Philippines.
www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1236.html

USAJFKSWCS, "ARSOF in the Philippines", Special Warfare, PB 80-04-1, Vol. 17, No. 1, September 2004.
www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/8225

 

 

 


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