Development Through Security?

  • W. Scott Thompson


The leitmotif of the Philippine armed forces was to accentuate the interdependence of security and development. General Biazon, while commanding Manila’s security forces, warned against military budget increases. “If we siphoned off more for the military establishment,” he said in a public forum, “then there will be more hunger. The poor will now become easy prey for the communists who will seize the opportunity to stage a revolt and grab power.”1


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  1. 9.
    Richard J. Kessler, Rebellion and Repression in the Philippines (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989). See alsoGoogle Scholar
  2. William Chapman, Inside the Philippine Revolution—The New People’s Army and Its Struggle for Power (New York: W.W. Norton, 1987).Google Scholar

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© W. Scott Thompson 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Scott Thompson
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  1. 1.Fletcher School of Law and DiplomacyUSA

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