More Guerrilla Training Sought for Military
Casayuran, Mario B., Manila Bulletin
Senate President Pro Tempore Blas F. Ople asked yesterday the Department of National Defense (DND) to redirect the military's training and tactics from fighting conventional wars to fighting guerrilla skirmishes to meet head on the terrorist Abu Sayyaf group which continues to hold its kidnap victims in the jungles of Basilan.
"The weakness of the military in arms and technology has been demonstrated dramatically in its pursuit of the Abu Sayyaf bandits. This cannot go on forever," Ople said as he called on the Arroyo administration to hasten the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and give more muscle to the military.
Ople said Congress has …
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Publication information: Article title: More Guerrilla Training Sought for Military. Contributors: Casayuran, Mario B. - Author. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: June 24, 2001. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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