The AFP’s institutional responses to armed conflict: a continuing quest for the right approach

The AFP’s institutional responses to armed conflict: a continuing quest for the right approach

This policy note looks at the various operation plans or OPLANS that the Philippines military designed and implemented against the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) under the presidencies of Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino, Fidel V. Ramos, Joseph Estrada and currently, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. It analyses the peace policies of the government using as a framework the study of a senior United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) official and assesses the military’s institutional responses to the armed conflict—where they failed, where they succeeded, and why. It also makes recommendations to enhance the process for sustainable peace, human security, and human development in the Philippines. 

 

 

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