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The Philippines’ Continued Success Against Extremists

The extremist environment in the Philippines continues to improve. This article will outline the domestic security environment in the Philippines by examining the current state of three main organizations: the Abu Sayyaf Group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the New People’s Army. The article will then discuss the main parameters of U.S. and Australian security assistance to the Philippines and identify some of the main shortfalls that continue to hamper the overall effectiveness of Manila’s counterterrorism efforts.

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