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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
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
USAJFKSWCS, "ARSOF in the Philippines", Special Warfare,
PB 80-04-1, Vol. 17, No. 1, September 2004.