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AMERICAN DATU by Ron Edgerton (Philippines)

AMERICAN DATU by Ron Edgerton (Philippines)

  An interesting look into Gen. John J. Pershing’s time in the Philippines Greeley resident Ron Edgerton recently penned the biography “American Datu” which highlights John J. Pershing’s military campaigns in the Philippines.   By TAMARA MARKARD | | Greeley CO Tribune July 16, 2020 Fans of the history of war have the opportunity to learn unique stories about Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing through a new book penned by University of Northern Colorado professor emeritus of history Ron Edgerton. “American Datu,” released May 19, looks at the part Gen. John J. Pershing had on creating counterinsurgency methods used by U.S. officers as well as his time in the Philippines. The U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Guide, publish in January 2009, defines counterinsurgency as “comprehensive civilian and military efforts taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency and address its root causes.” Many times these actions are taken against the activities of guerrillas or revolutionaries . . .

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