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The Moro War: How America Battled a Muslim Insurgency in the Philippine Jungle, 1902-1913

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Author: James R. Arnold

Brand: Brand: Bloomsbury Press

Edition: 1st Printing


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Number Of Pages: 320

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press

Release Date: 02-08-2011

Details: As the global war on terror enters its second decade, the United States military is engaged with militant Islamic insurgents on multiple fronts. But the post-9/11 war against terrorists is not the first time the United States has battled such ferocious foes. The forgotten Moro War, lasting from 1902 to 1913 in the islands of the southern Philippines, was the first confrontation between American soldiers and their allies and a determined Muslim insurgency.The Moro War prefigured American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan more than superficially: It was a bitter, drawn-out conflict in which American policy and aims were fiercely contested between advocates of punitive military measures and proponents of conciliation.As in today's Middle East, American soldiers battled guerrillas in a foreign environment where the enemy knew the terrain and enjoyed local support. The deadliest challenge was distinguishing civilians from suicidal attackers. Moroland became a crucible of le

EAN: 9781608190249

Package Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches

Languages: English