How to Enjoy Lobster in Newport: Preparing for the Naval War College
by Joe Byerly
The Joint Task Group Sulu has received information that Abu Sayyaf leader Radulan Sahiron was wounded during one of the encounters but this is still being verified.“Philippines is looking for a decisive engagement but the Abu Sayyaf do not clash with us head on. They have been avoiding us since they sustained losses during the previous engagement,” Padilla said.Armed Forces spokesman Col. Restituto Padilla said another Abu Sayyaf leader, Hatib Sawadjaan, was also injured but the report has also to be validated.With regard to the BIFF, the breakaway group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Catapang said it would take about six months before the rebels are totally decimated.
Military steps up offensive vs BIFF, Abu Sayyaf
But a Camp Aguinaldo insider said the US decision was in response to threats from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East.
Downsizing of US-Phl TF to affect anti-terror drive
The Bush Doctrine, by contrast, is the path to victory — if we get that one addendum right.It is this: Our enemies are not driven by American foreign policy, our friendship with Israel, our detention of jihadists at Gitmo, or the supposed “arrogance” our current president likes to apologize for. Those are all pretexts for aggression.Our enemies are driven by an ideology, Islamic supremacism, that is rooted in a classical interpretation of sharia — Islamic law. Islamic supremacism is rabidly anti-American, anti-Western, and anti-Semitic. It rejects the fundamental premise of our liberty: that people are free to govern themselves, rather than be ruled by a totalitarian legal code that suffocates liberty and brutally discriminates against non-Muslims and apostates. And sharia is an actual war on women — denying them equal rights under the law, subjecting them to unthinkable abuse, and reducing them in many ways to chattel.In the “you are with us or you are with the terrorists” view of national security, any Muslim nation, organization, or individual that adheres to Islamic supremacism is on the wrong side. Failing to come to terms with that brute fact is where the Bush Doctrine went awry.