The War on Terror

Rene V. Acosta
136 mm X 214 mm
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The inside story – plans, strategies, casualties, letters – of the crackdown on terrorist groups by the Philippines military with the support of elite US Special forces, with no details spared. The War on Terror is a book about terrorism — the al-Qaeda, Jemaah Islamiyah and the Abu Sayyaf Group and their operations in southern Philippines — and includes photographs of letters written by terrorist commanders and by kidnapped American couple Martin and Gracia Burnham. The book follows the growth, movement and activities of the ASG, the Jemaah Islamiyah and the al-Qaeda and talks about how the military broke the triad of their operations through various operational plans and strategies that were implemented with the support of US Special Forces, whose actual involvement in counter-terrorism operations in the Philippines is being detailed for the first time.
More than just about the issue of terrorism, the book will inform readers on the factors – social, political and economic that abet terrorism in a struggling country such as the Philippines.


About the Author:

Rene P. Acosta has been a journalist for more than 28 years. He currently works for the Business Mirror as a reporter covering the areas of defense and national security issues. He had reported abroad where he wrote for a number of publications. His articles have appeared in the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and for years, he also wrote for the website of the Asia Pacific Defense Forum, the publication of the US Pacific Command. He was formerly the president of the Defense Press Corps of the Philippines and had attended the US International Visitor’s Leadership Program for the theme Regional Security.

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