Maxwell, David. “PARTNERSHIP, RESPECT GUIDE U.S. MILITARY ROLE IN PHILIPPINES,” World Politics Review, Feature Report on Economy of Force: Training U.S. Partner Militaries, February 5, 2013, pp. 16-19.
Any successes Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines (OEF-P) may have achieved rest on five pillars. First, a thorough strategic to tactical assessment that informed the strategy and campaign plan, as well as continued assessment throughout the duration of the mission. Second, a deep understanding of unconventional warfare, and the ability to counter it with what is known as “foreign internal defense.” Third, established, long-term relationships and a sustained commitment over time by the U.S. military and U.S. country team. Fourth, respect for host-nation sovereignty and effective interagency collaboration. And fifth, support from conventional forces in key areas such as intelligence, communications, logistics, engineering, medical, aviation and additional personnel for individual staffs.
Maxwell, David, “Statement by Colonel David S. Maxwell, USA (Ret.) before the House Armed Services Committeee Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Understanding Future Irregular Warfare Challenges,” Washington, DC, 27 March 2012.
Maxwell, David, “Foreign Internal Defense: An Indirect Approach to Counter-Insurgency/Counter Terrorism, Lessons from Operation Enduring Freedom- Philippines for dealing with Non-Existential Threats to the United States,” Conference of the Foreign Policy Research Institute Sponsored by the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, Washington, DC: The National Press Club, 6 December 2011.
Maxwell, David, “Commander’s Summary of Operations OEF-P,” 5 May 2002, with graphics.