A description of US Special Forces in Basilan, Robert Kaplan's early work on the GWOT is reprised (Imperial Grunts) and commentary on Maria Ressa's recent article on Mindanao. And there is some interesting history (circa. 1921 and 1935) as well.
The American disconnect in Moro Mindanao
'Nationalists will argue about the bad things the Americans had brought on the Philippines...but there are people whose experiences with the US have not always been that negative'