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Author Lembke, Andrew E.,
Title Lansdale, Magsaysay, America, and the Philippines : a case study of limited intervention counterinsurgency / Andrew E. Lembke.
Imprint Fort Leavenworth, Kansas : Combat Studies Institute Press, US Army Combined Arms Center, 2013.

Series Art of war papers.
Art of war papers.
Subject Lansdale, Edward Geary, 1908-1987.
Magsaysay, Ramon, 1907-1957.
Hukbong Mapagpalaya ng Bayan (Philippines)
Counterinsurgency -- Philippines -- History -- 20th century.
Philippines -- History -- 1946-1986.
United States -- Military relations -- Philippines.
Philippines -- Military relations -- United States.
Alt Name Combat Studies Institute (U.S.). Press,
Description 1 online resource (ix, 127 pages) : map.
Note General Military History.
CRDP Program record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-126).
Access Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited
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Note Conforms To: Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library
Summary Historians tend to agree that Ramon Magsaysay's leadership and his relationship with Edward Lansdale are two of the most important features of the Philippine governments campaign against the Huks from 1946-1954. Yet the nuances of his leadership and the nature of their relationship deserve greater investigation. This thesis seeks to further illuminate Magsaysay and Lansdale's relationship by focusing on the role of empathy and sociocultural understanding, in defeating the Huks and restoring the Philippine government's legitimacy. U.S. policy in the Philippines at the time, bolstered regimes riddled with corruption, graft, and nepotism, reinforcing poor governance, and resulting in a loss of government legitimacy. This energized the Huk movement until they were on the verge of toppling the government. A change in U.S. policy coincided with the emergence of Magsaysay and Lansdale. They reversed Huk momentum, rejuvenated the demoralized and oppressive armed forces, and restored the Philippine government's legitimacy, all in less than four years. Their shared, genuine empathy for the Filipino people fostered deep sociocultural understanding. Their combined capabilities and resources then translated empathy and sociocultural understanding into concrete measures to combat the Huks and rebuild popular support for the government.
Note English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Combined Arms Center website, viewed Oct. 2, 2017).
OCLC # 880125907
Additional Format Print version: Lembke, Andrew E. Lansdale, Magsaysay, America and the Philippines (DLC) 2013008604 (OCoLC)830682611.