From Rebels to Soldiers: Lessons from the Military Integration of Ex-Combatants in the Philippines and East Timor


Rosalie Arcala Hall

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 52


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: March 5, 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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From Nepal to Iraq, the idea of absorbing ex-combatants from non-statutory forces into national armies is gaining policy ground. Either as a peace investment or a counterinsurgency tool, the military integration of former insurgents and militiamen presents vexing security challenges. Rosalie Arcala Hall discusses the military integration of ex-combatants in the Philippines and East Timor, examining the processes and consequences of these integration projects.

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